GAZPACHO - Exotic Immunity Boosting Summer Recipe

Healthy Recipe for Corona

This quarantine is pushing us to use all things in the pantry, save money, cook fancy at home and eat healthily. This recipe will save you in this summer days and it creates zero waste.

Gazpacho is a Spanish refreshing chilled soup. The ingredients are simple and seasonal. This immunity-boosting recipe uses things from the Indian pantry. The economy is in a slow down and our fancy cooking budget is shrinking. This was the inspiration to create a recipe that avoids wastage. Also feel free to use vegetables that are at home like squash, watermelons, beets or carrots.
 
The simple traditional Recipe uses all things found in our Indian homes.
 

List of Ingredients

  • 3 Tomatoes - Rich in antioxidants.
  • 1 large Onion or 5 Spring Onions - Rich in Flavonoids and Anti-viral properties.
  • 2 Capsicum (do Bell Peppers if you have) - Packed with vitamins
  • 1 Cucumber - Hydration for summer, Manganese, Potassium, and essential to maintaining a good immune system
  • 5 cloves of Garlic - King of Immunity
  • 1 chilli - Anti-Fungal properties and vitamin A to maintain healthy respiratory system.
  • 1 crusty bread

Optional:

  • 1tbsp spirulina powder

Herbs

  • 2 tbsp Chopped coriander
  • Add herbs of your choice and availability (Basil, Rosemary, chives, mint)

Seasoning

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp pepper or to taste
  • 2 tbsp salt or to taste
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp turmeric

Garnish

  • Herbs
  • Spring Onion

Optional

  • Cream if not Vegan
  • Roasted tomatoes
  • Boiled Eggs if following a High Protein Diet

 

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients and herbs in a bowl. Toss and mix with the seasoning.
  2. Refrigerate it for 30 minutes to overnight.
  3. Add them to a blender and whiz.
  4. Check the consistency and add oil or seasoning accordingly.
  5. Serve straight away or freeze for later use. Garnish with herbs, caramelized onion, roasted cherry tomatoes or have it directly.
This is an exotic dish to impress the family. The main magic in the dish are the ingredients. They are cheap and extremely important to consume in the midst of this pandemic. Our immunity needs an extra boost and prepares it to fight anything nasty. The antiviral and antifungal properties will also keep the simple cold and flu away.
 
Do have fun cooking and sharing your dishes with us. Tag us on Instagram @myvcircle to share the joy of cooking at home. In these strange times, only loving good vibes keep the world going.