Have you ever tried strawberry gazpacho? When the good weather starts to arrive, the gazpacho season begins, it is a delicious and nutritious dish, but if you want to vary the traditional recipe and give it an original touch, the gazpacho with strawberries that we present today is a great alternative, since strawberries give it a somewhat sweet touch that will surprise you.
Strawberries are mostly composed of water, and for this reason they provide very few calories (100 g of strawberries contain only 35 Kcal). The properties of strawberries are really spectacular: they are rich in fiber and water, so they help to reduce hunger picks between meals. Moreover, anthocyanin (the pigment that gives color to red fruits) limits the digestion of fats after meals, so they are a great alternative if you want to lose weight. In addition, they are a good source of vitamin C, which strengthens the defenses, is an antioxidant, and is necessary in the process of formation of collagen, red blood cells, bones and teeth.
- 400 g tomatoes
- 400 g strawberries
- 50 ml olive oil
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or wine vinegar
- 1 small cucumber or 1/2 large cucumber
- 1/2 yellow or red bell pepper
- 1/2 onion
- 1/4 garlic
- Salt and pepper
- Water to taste depending on how liquid or thick you want it
Clean the tomatoes and strawberries, remove the stems and cut them into pieces. Cut the onion, cucumber, bell pepper and garlic into small pieces.
Add everything to the blender, along with 50 ml of olive oil and a tablespoon of apple or wine vinegar and blend well. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste, and depending on how we like it, we can add a little water to make it more liquid.
As a garnish for gazpacho you have several options that will add color and a different touch. The gazpacho has two versions, either we make it liquid enough to drink it, and in that case we can present it in small glasses, and it is only accompanied with a slice of cucumber and a slice of strawberry, or we can make it thicker, incorporating bread if we want to give it more consistency.
In the latter case we will eat it with a spoon, more like a cold soup, and here it is necessary to add a crunchy touch. The most usual is to accompany it with chopped cucumber, tomato, or, as in this case, small pieces of strawberry that will give it an irresistible sweet touch.