Diabetic Recipes from Diabetic Gourmet Magazine - sugar free recipes,  diabetic desserts, diabetic meal plans and diabetes friendly menus.
  Follow Diabetic Gourmet Magazine on Twitter Like Diabetic Gourmet Magazine on Facebook Pin Diabetic Gourmet Magazine on Pinterest
Diabetic Recipe Search - find diabetic recipes from Diabetic Gourmet Magazine


Search



Food and Dining
Print-Friendly Version

Beat the Heat with Red Pepper Gazpacho

Beat the Heat with Red Pepper Gazpacho. DiabeticGourmet.com

By Dana Jacobi

Gazpacho is a culinary trifecta, the rare dish that is delicious, healthful, and popular with everyone, from everyday folks to trend-conscious foodies. Served well chilled and generously garnished with chopped vegetables, this good-looking refresher, something between a soup and a liquid salad, is the perfect temptation for appetites wilted by summer heat.

Gazpacho is also a dish you won't mind making during the summer, since no cooking is needed and preparing it takes minimal kitchen time. I do recommend making your own roasted red peppers to benefit from the smoky and fresh flavor of homemade. But if you buy them from a deli counter or use the kind from a jar, chopping and blending are all this soup requires.

While using fresh tomatoes is traditional, they require peeling and seeding. Also, buying the very best, sun-ripened local tomatoes can be surprisingly expensive. Instead, my speedy version calls for tomato juice. This may seem like heresy, but try it then judge!

Bread and olive oil are gazpacho's other key ingredients. To avoid making stale bread, I take the shortcut of using dry breadcrumbs. Use a good quality of extra-virgin oil so just a couple of teaspoons are needed for plenty of aromatic flavor while keeping down the calories.

The one place where I do take time during preparation is in finely cutting the vegetable mix-ins into neat cubes because this looks so attractive. I also serve the chilled gazpacho in glass bowls.

Red Pepper Gazpacho

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium red bell pepper (or use jarred, roasted pepper)
  • 2 cups low-sodium tomato juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbsp. white vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup seeded and diced cucumber
  • 1/4 cup finely diced green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely diced sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup finely diced zucchini
  • Tabasco sauce, optional

Directions

  1. Roast pepper over an open flame, turning it with tongs until skin is charred all over, about 10 minutes. Or, preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Halve and seed pepper and place halves, cut-side down, on baking sheet. Coat skin with cooking spray and bake until pepper is soft, 30 minutes. Place roasted pepper, charred or baked, in a bowl, cover, and let sit for 20 minutes. Using your fingers, remove skin. Coarsely chop pepper, and set aside.
  2. Place roasted pepper, tomato juice, garlic and olive oil in blender and whiz until mixture is pureed. Add breadcrumbs and vinegar, and whiz to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour into covered container and chill well, 6 hours to overnight.
  3. Check seasoning and adjust, if necessary. Divide gazpacho among 4 soup bowls. Add 1 tablespoon each of chopped cucumber, pepper, onion, and zucchini. Serve with Tabasco sauce if desired.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:
90 calories
4 g total fat
Less than 1 g saturated fat
12 g carbohydrate
2 g protein
2 g dietary fiber
100 mg sodium

Page Options:

Print-Friendly Version Print-Friendly Version

Sponsored Link

Free Subscriptions

The following free subscriptions from Diabetic Gourmet Magazine will keep you informed, up-to-date, and well-prepared for healthful and exuberant diabetes living. Sign up today to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Fill out the form below and press the subscription button.
Your Email Address:
Subscriptions to Choose From:
The Diabetic Newsletter
The Diabetic News
Daily Diabetic Recipe
Diabetic Gourmet Contest Alert
Last Step - Click the button below!

We do not share, rent, or sell our lists to anyone. Period.
Read our terms and privacy policy.


Diabetic Recipe Archive

Newest Top Rated Most Downloaded
Main Categories
Appetizers | Breads | Breakfast/Brunch
Desserts | Main Courses | Salads
Sandwiches/Wraps | Soups | Stew
Side Dishes | Sauces/Condiments
Holidays/Occasions | Regional/Ethnic
Ingredients
Fruit | Grains | Meat | Nuts | Poultry
Pasta | Seafood | Sweeteners | Vegetables | Herbs/Spices | Grains
Occasions & Holidays
Chanukah | Christmas | Thanksgiving
Easter | Fathers_Day | Halloween
4th of July | Mardis Gras
Oktoberfest | Passover | Cookouts
Saint_Patricks_Day | Superbowl
All Holidays / Occasions
Popular Searches
Diabetic Desserts | Diabetic Cake
Muffins | Zucchini Bread | Chicken
Cheesecakes | Blueberry Muffins
Diabetic Meatloaf Recipe | Shrimp
Slow Cooker Recipes | Side Dishes
Key Lime Pie | Peanut Butter Cookies
Banana Bread | Diabetic Cookies
Meatballs | Baked Chicken | Pies

All Diabetic Recipe Categories

Home : Food and Dining : Beat the Heat with Red Pepper Gazpacho
More Diabetes Information
Diabetic Recipes | Healthy Diabetic Living | Diabetic Cooking | Diabetes Forums | Diabetes News | Free Diabetic Newsletters
More Diabetic Gourmet Magazine Information
About | Magazine Sponsors | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms/Disclaimer | Diabetes Advertising

Copyright © 2014 CAPCO Marketing. All Rights Reserved.