Healthy Refreshing Fare for a Hot End-of-Summer Evening

Healthy Refreshing Fare for a Hot End-of-Summer Evening

Here in the Silicon Valley and San Mateo County we get some of our warmest days and evenings in September. Many of us (not just those of us in the real estate industry) have crazy, busy schedules that sabotage healthy eating habits.

Gazpacho soup

This Gazpacho Soup is a delicious alternative to grabbing fast food. With a little planning ahead, it is ready to be enjoyed when you arrive home, frazzled after a busy day. I like to make this in the morning, then it chills all day while I work. Remember to chill the bowls, too. Add some fresh fruit and crusty French bread and you have a meal to enjoy on the patio or deck on a warm summer evening.

Gazpacho Soup
  • 4 cups tomato juice (I sometimes use V-8)
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes (or 2 tsp. granules)
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped, unpeeled cucumbers (peel 'em if waxed)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbs. salad oil (1 use only 1 Tbs.)
  • 1/2 tsp. sale
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 drops Tabasco sauce (more or less, depending on tastes)
Bring tomato juice to boiling. Add bouillon and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and cool. Peel, seed and dice tomatoes; add to cooled broth along with remaining ingredients. Refrigerate. Makes 6 generous servings

Top with a dollop of non-fat plain yogurt if desired.

Bon appetite!



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Comment balloon 25 commentsLottie Kendall • September 11 2010 10:54AM

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Lottie - This is good stuff!  I love to cook and have made a similar soup.  I will definitely have to try this one!

Posted by Nevin Williams, Senior Mortgage Advisor (Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation) over 9 years ago

The picture is worth a thousand words, Lottie.  Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Hi Nevin - so simple to make, and so right on a hot day.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 9 years ago

Hello Chris - I like that picture, too--all the good end-of-season produce. Yum!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 9 years ago

My husband says this is a 1960's recipe. Is that true? Actually, I would put in a few tablespoons of Tabasco sauce, LOL.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) over 9 years ago

Elizabeth, it could be--it came from a cookbook I've had since the 70's! Staying power!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 9 years ago

Lottie - that sounds (& looks) sooooo yummy!  Am heading to Farmer's Market shortly, so might have to get a few ingredients & give this a try!

Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA over 9 years ago

Great healthy fare Lottie............sounds perfect on a hot day for either lunch or dinner.  Thanks for the recipe.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 9 years ago

Nancy, have fun at the Farmer's Market. I love shopping at those--produce is fresh and tasty. This soup is so easy--make it ahead of time, and as the day heats up, you don't need to turn on the stove and heat things up even more.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 9 years ago

Roger, let me know if you try this; you can confirm how simple and tasty it is. I could use a bowl of it right now--it's a warm September day.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 9 years ago

This sounds really good and easy to make, too. Thanks, Lottie - I'll try this out next week.

Posted by Carla Harbert, RE/MAX Omega: Lorain-Medina County Area (www.LorainCountyHomeSales.com) over 9 years ago

This sounds really good and easy to make, too. Thanks, Lottie - I'll try this out next week.

Posted by Carla Harbert, RE/MAX Omega: Lorain-Medina County Area (www.LorainCountyHomeSales.com) over 9 years ago

This sounds really good and easy to make, too. Thanks, Lottie - I'll try this out next week.

Posted by Carla Harbert, RE/MAX Omega: Lorain-Medina County Area (www.LorainCountyHomeSales.com) over 9 years ago

Lottie,

I make a tomato salsa soup that I love at the end of a long day that is really good for a person too.

I will have to try this.

Thanks for sharing.

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 9 years ago

Lottie,

I make a tomato salsa soup that I love at the end of a long day that is really good for a person too.

I will have to try this.

Thanks for sharing.

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 9 years ago

Lottie -  this is a 60's recipe and I've been making it for decades too!   It is so simple and is absolutely delish.  My program doesn't allow it at the moment but those that can have loads of carbs etc are sure to just LOVE it!

Posted by Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area (Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Hi Carla, I hope you enjoy it. It's one of our favorites, and takes virtually no time to prepare--I like to make it in the morning while I'm enjoying my first cup of coffee; then you can go about your day, and it's ready when you are.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 9 years ago

Hi Judi -- I bet all you have to do is walk out and pick these veges. That's as fresh as can be. Enjoy!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 9 years ago

Susan, when you're back to eating vegetables, give this a go. It's just as tasty today as in the 60s. Peace!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 9 years ago

YUM!  I'm not much of a cook, but this recipe sounds easy enough that even I could do it.  Will let you know how it works out!

Posted by Amy Hahn, Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC (Pine Knoll Shores Realty) over 9 years ago

That's the beauty of this recipe, Amy! Hope you like it.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 9 years ago

Lottie ~ my mouth is watering just looking at this!  I am printing this recipe as I type!  Yum, Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Laura S. Baker, Realtor (920) 728-4118, First Weber Inc (First Weber Inc) over 9 years ago

Laura, I hope you have a nice, warm evening or afternoon to enjoy this. It's a favorite in my household.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 9 years ago

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....and fresh shrimp on the side!!!  Thanks Lottie!

Posted by Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY (Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ) about 9 years ago

Cara ..........and then add some San Francisco sourdough bread, and perhaps some sangria..........I think I'm missing summer!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 9 years ago

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