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Originating in Spain, gazpacho is a chilled soup that combines raw veggies with fresh herbs and spices. Perfect for a warm summer afternoon, this version is infused with a hint of sweetness thanks to the juicy apples and crisp cucumbers that help form the base. Yellow heirloom tomatoes lend it a beautiful golden hue, but any color of ripe summer tomato will taste great. Add a few splashes of Tabasco sauce to turn up the heat and then enjoy this bowl of liquid gold!

From Forks Over Knives: Flavor!

Sunshine Gazpacho topepd with apple slices and mint in blue bowls on a peach colored tabletop

Ingredients

  • 2 medium apples, peeled and cored
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 English or 2 Persian cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and roughly chopped (1¾ cups)
  • 1 lb. yellow heirloom tomatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 2-inch-thick wedge yellow onion
  • 1 fresh Anaheim chile pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • Tabasco sauce (optional)
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Thinly slice enough apple for garnish; toss slices in lemon juice. Chop remaining apples. Finely chop two of the mint leaves.
  2. In a blender or food processor combine chopped apples, the remaining eight mint leaves, and the next six ingredients (through vinegar). Blend until smooth. Season to taste with Tabasco sauce (if desired) and salt.
  3. Transfer soup to an airtight container; cover. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Garnish soup with sliced apple, additional mint leaves, and black pepper.
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Darshana Thacker

Darshana Thacker is chef and culinary project manager for Forks Over Knives. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, she is the author of Forks Over Knives: Flavor! She created the recipes for Forks Over Knives Family and was a lead recipe contributor to the New York Times bestseller The Forks Over Knives Plan. Her recipes have been published in The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook, Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health, and LA Yoga magazine online. Visit DarshanasKitchen.com for more.

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