One of my favorite summer recipes are Gazpacho soups. I love how easy it is to prep a Gazpacho and how refreshing it feels to eat the cold and creamy vegetable soup after hot summer day. The plant-based Tomato Gazpacho recipe you will find in the following is my interpretation of the Italian classic Tomato Gazpacho. It is made of fresh organic tomatoes, bell pepper, cucumber and a few bread crumbs (for improved flavor and a perfectly creamy soup texture). Topped with Microgreens, a few additional tomato chunks, roasted bread crumbs, hemp and pumpkin seeds, the dish almost looks like a painting. The most healthy painting you you can ever find, I'd say! The plant-based recipe is raw, vegan, sugar-free as well as free from gluten if you use a gluten-free bread for the soup.
Tomato Gazpacho is one of those recipes which is super easy to prep and barely requires any equipment, which has an amazing flavor and which is even perfect to meal pep. The only things you should pay attention to is a good mixer and high-quality ingredients.
Have a Good Mixer (High-Powered Blender) At Hand & Strain the Raw Ingredients before cooling
To reach a super creamy tomato gazpacho texture, a high-powered blender is key. I currently use a Ninja blender for all of my blended recipes. Regarding the price, it's an excellent mixer. What I do though to end up with a perfectly creamy texture, I strain the tomato puree after a fist mix and continue to blend for another 3-5 min for a perfectly creamy plant-based gazpacho texture.
Use High-Quality ingredients
As this soup isn't cooked and no sugar is added the veggies are our raw recipe heroes. Therefore, it's super important that each ingredient has a fresh, natural & aromatic flavor by itself. I only use organic ingredient and try to purchase them at a local "Hofladen". This doesn't only ensure that we end up with a perfect aroma, at the same time we do something for our health and the local community. Win, win, win!
When I cook tomatoes, I usually always peel the skin off the tomatoes. Peeled tomatoes are much softer than their unpeeled counterparts. Besides, the skin adds slightly bitter flavor to the mix, which I personally don't like as much as the naturally sweet tomato cream flavor I get when I peel the tomatoes beforehand.
Besides, tomatoes and bell peppers are nightshade plants, which, unfortunately, can cause inflamation in our bodies, if consumed in high dosis. As the peel is particularly rich in those inflammatory substances (lectins, calciferol and solanin), I personally try to reduce the intake by removing the peel from the main ingredient at least. Feel free to also remove the peel of the red bell pepper).
Gazpacho is incredibly versatile and, in my opinion, the perfect summer dish. Try for example my deliciously healthy Cucumber-Cashew Cream Gazpacho recipe. Just like this tomato version, it's super easy to prep, wholesome and so refreshing.
I hope you enjoy this delicious Tomato Gazpacho recipe as much as I do every time I prep it for my family. Like always, I would love to see your delicious results and repost it on my social channels. Therefore make sure to tag me on your Tomato Gazpacho creation on Instagram, Pinterest or Facebook. Besides, if you have any feedback for me, questions with regards to the recipe or if you just want to say "hey", comment below or shoot me a personal message through my contact form.
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