Gazpacho properties

Benefits and recipe of Gazpacho


What is gazpacho?

Gazpacho is a typical recipe for very hot summer seasons. It is prepared with fresh and raw vegetables, which are crushed, without cooking.

What are the nutritional properties of gazpacho?

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It is a very refreshing drink, which is taken as a cold soup, an entree before meals.

In addition to its refreshing taste, gazpacho is a very moisturizing dish because it provides electrolytes needed for the body to recompose the loss of minerals produced by sweat.

Because of its high water content, vitamin C, potassium, sodium, magnesium and antioxidants such as lycopene, it can be said gazpacho is a natural isotonic beverage.

It is highly recommended when you need to replenish fluids and cool off after hiking, sports, or after physical exercise in general.

Because of its high antioxidant content, it is a drink that prevents premature aging and helps combat oxidation caused by smoking, pollution, exercise, etc.

It also provides very few calories, since it mainly contains water, where a lot of vitamins and minerals are dissolved. Being low in fat, it can be taken in case of obesity, hypertension, cholesterol, fluid retention, diabetes (account for the corresponding ration of carbohydrates), etc.


What are the ingredients of gazpacho?

Here are the ingredients for four people.

How to prepare gazpacho?

  • Peel and chop the tomatoes
  • Chop the peppersgazpacho blended ingredients
  • Peel and chop the cucumber
  • Chop the onion
  • Cut the garlic into pieces
  • Place all ingredients in a bowl
  • Blend all the ingredients in a blender
  • Use the bowl of the mixer with narrow exits or a sieve to mash all the ingredients very finely
  • Add oil, vinegar and salt and stir with the whisk to mix everything well
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  • Optionally, you can add fried bread cubes
  • Place the “gazpacho” in the refrigerator to cool

How to serve gazpacho?

Serve it cold on a plate, accompanied by small pieces of pepper, cucumber, onion and tomato.

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

4 July, 2024

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