Gazpacho - Spanish chilled tomato soup
An all-time favourite in our Retreats.
There is nothing better than sun-riped deep red tomatos as we get them in Fuerteventura from the bio-market and our own garden. And the classic Gazpacho is a nice way of enjoying them for a light lunch on a hot day. The good news: it is very easy and quick to prepare.
1 small cucumber
3 spoons of extra virgin olive oil
1-2 pieces of old bread (depending on consistency)
1 teaspoon of balsamic
1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
a bit of black pepper (grinded)
Note: The yogic diet avoids garlic and onions since they upset the mind. The traditional spanish recipe would add a bit of fresh garlic.
Clean the tomatos and cucumber, maybe peel half of the cucumbers skin to make it smoother and blend all the ingredients in a blender until you get a nice texture. Allow to cool 30 min. in the fridge before serving.
Serve with nice bread, cheese and olives. N Guatn...