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14 January, 2017

Grapefruit gazpacho with GF option.

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A  Gazpacho  in  winter?

I  know.   An  arctic  front  is  keeping  us  company  that  makes  us  the  lucky  benefeciaries  of   minus  thirty  celsius  weather  here  in  the  prairies.

Gazpacho  tastes  best  when  it  is  screaming  summer  outside.  Look  at  the  ingredients –  it  is  a  powerhouse  of  antioxidants,  heart  healthy  oils,  fibers,  immune-boosting  vitamins  from   citrus,  with no  artificial  colours,  flavours  or  preservative.  There  you  have  it!  Detox  juice  in  a  cup.  That  also  makes it  an  ‘any-time-of-the-year’  kind  of  drink  for  me.

It  is  citrus  everywhere  friends.  This  is  how  I’m  enjoying  them.  What  are  your  plans  with  all  the  oranges,  clementines,  nectarines,  grapefruits  and  such.  I’d  love  to  hear  from you,  leave  a  note  for  me.  Happy  January.

Recipe:  Serves 6


Grapefruit   pieces                                                     2  cups

Grapefruit  juice                                                           1  cup

Cucumber  chopped                                                  1  cup

Tomato                                                                               11/2  cup

Avocado                                                                             1  cup

Yellow  pepper                                                               1  cup

Spring  onions                                                                  1/2  cup

Jalapeno  pepper  deseeded                                     1

Olive  oil                                                                                1  Tbsp

Juice  of  1  lemon

Salt  and  pepper                                                              to  taste

Cilantro                                                                                 1/2  cup  chopped

Tortilla  slivers                                                                  to   garnish


Make  a  puree  of  grapefruit  pieces,  cucumber,  tomato,  avocado,  yellow  pepper,  spring  onions,  jalapeno  pepper.  Add  olive  oil,  lemon  juice  to  the  puree.

Place the puree in a glass bowl.  Add  the  grapefruit  juice,  salt  and  pepper.  Stir  well.

Let  this  sit  in  the  refrigerator  for  an  hour.

Garnish  with  cilantro  and  tortilla  slivers  and  serve  chilled.  Gluten  free  tortilla  can  be  used  as  an  alternative.

Inside  Scoop;

Feel  free  to  tweak  the  consistency  to  your  liking.



8 thoughts on : Grapefruit gazpacho with GF option.

  • January 25, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    All that pretty citrus and healthy veggies. Why not! And it would be perfect for our season anyway. Lovely dish Ratna!

    • Ratna
      January 27, 2017 at 5:28 pm

      Thanks so much for your support Sonali. Have an awesome weekend.

  • January 22, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    This is so intriguing and what a fun way to use all that beautiful citrus. It looks so bright and refreshing, really great for anytime of the year,

    • Ratna
      January 22, 2017 at 11:18 pm

      Hi Jenny, welcome.It was indeed a lot of fun tweaking the recipe using Grapefruit. Thank you so much for stopping by.

  • January 14, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    A Gazpacho in winter!!! Why not, right?
    The combination of flavors are so bursting I actually don’t care what temperature it is outside, this gazpacho of yours needs to be eaten year-round!!! Wonderful!!

    • Ratna
      January 15, 2017 at 4:50 am

      Just my kinda gal! Eat what I want , when I want eh? Happy Sunday Pang.

  • Ev
    January 14, 2017 at 11:49 am

    That sounds incredibly cold Ratna. All that delicious citrus will definitely keep the winter flu away. This recipe looks and sounds absolutely delicious. Keep warm my friend.

    • Ratna
      January 15, 2017 at 4:53 am

      Thanks Ev. The citrus will definitely help with the immunity. Hope we have an early spring. Have a wonderful weekend.

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