Healthy recipe: Avocado gazpacho

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Healthy recipe: Avocado gazpacho

via That's Fit by Debra McDuffee on 9/5/08

avocado treeFor all the love I have of tomatoes, I really can't stand a traditional gazpacho soup, or any tomato soup for that matter. It is just too... tomato-y! Gazpacho is so healthy, though, with all of those fresh, raw veggies.

Well, I found a gazpacho recipe that will satisfy even the pickiest gazpacho eaters, as long as they like avocado. Mothering's Avocado Gazpacho recipe is the perfect answer for my gazpacho issues: it is basically traditional gazpacho, with avocado instead of tomato.

And the beauty of this cold soup is that you toss all the ingredients into a blender, press a button, and you're done. I have to think that with the healthy fats in avocados that this recipe adds a new layer of nutrition, too.

I'm thinking of some ways to make it taste even better, and add more nutrition:
Serve with a few slices -- or wedges -- of fresh tomato.
Stir in chick peas just before serving for protein and fiber.
Sprinkle some slivered almonds or pine nuts on top.

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