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Simple Summer Gazpacho (Thrifty Thursday!)

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Crunchy peanut butter, nutty brownies, artichoke hearts, avocado, and gazpacho soup.  What do they all have in common?  I used to hate them all when I was growing up.  Yes, it’s true, I despised crunchy peanut butter, but now I beg for more peanut pieces (the crunchier the better!) and I used to detest anything that contained guacamole or avocado, but now I add it to anything and everything.  As for the cold soup, well, I’m still not completely sold on the idea, but this recipe from last summer was a real winner.

You see, cold soup to me always tasted like chunky salsa.  And of course, when I was young I also hated salsa.  Now, you guessed it, I love it!  Of course, it’s impossible to find a low FODMAPs salsa, but this soup is certainly low FODMAPs and tasted great with a hearty piece of whole-grain bread with a bit of butter smeared on top.  It’s the perfect meal or side for any summer outing.  I just love soup, any time of the year, and it’s nice to know that my taste buds can finally enjoy a cold soup in the summer!

And like I said, now that I know how delicious avocado is, I add it to whatever I can.  It tasted great sliced on this gazpacho soup (despite containing FODMAPs….).

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It’s super red, no? That’s how you know you’re getting a good dose of heart-skin-and prostate health-promoting lycopene.

I took a photo of this recipe, rather than typing it out.  Yes, I got lazy.  This just highlightss how easy this recipe is (hence while I’m posting it on “Thrifty Thursday”…it’s thrifty on time and price, only about $1 per serving!)

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This soup was as easy as throwing ingredients into a blender, pressing start, waiting a few seconds, then pouring the result into bowls.

Source:  Nutrition Action Healthletter—– the best newsletter in the world. No joke

*Note: If you follow a low FODMAPs diet you’ll be pleased to know this is a low FODMAPs recipe!  The avocado, however, is not low FODMAPs.  I still eat a few slices because sometimes I just can’t say no!

Estimated Nutrition Facts for 1-serving (1-cup)
Source: CalorieCount.com

Nutrition Highlights:  Under 100 calories, a good source of vitamin A and iron, an excellent source of vitamin C.

And like I said, I now add avocado to anything and everything.  Sadly it’s not low FODMAPs, but if I stick to a small portion, ie less than 1/4th cup, I seem to be just fine.

QUESTION:  Do you like cold soup?? If the answer is no, will you try this to see if maybe your taste buds jump for joy as mine did?!

Thanks for reading.

The Candid Rd

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