Gazpacho Recipe

It is a meat-free Monday! So, let’s have some healthy, vegan, gluten-free, raw gazpacho soup!

I’m sharing this easy Italian recipes from my book, “Diabetes And Your Diet, Winner for Best Health book of the year (2017-2018), in the International Book Awards.

It’s always a great time to have a cool, refreshing meal made with fresh, organic garden veggies!



3 large tomatoes (diced)
1 red, yellow, or orange bell pepper (seeded & diced)
1⁄2 cucumber (diced)
1⁄4 cup raw cold-pressed flax or hemp oil
2 cloves garlic (minced)
3 sundried tomatoes (soaked in pure water until soft)
2 drops of plain liquid stevia (optional)
Pinch of black pepper
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Pinch of turmeric
Unrefined sea salt to taste


1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until creamy.
2. Serve at room temperature or slightly chilled.

Environmentally minded? You may like these stats:

If everyone went vegetarian for just one day, the U.S. would save:

â—100 billion gallons of water, enough to supply all the homes in New England for almost 4 months;

â—1.5 billion pounds of crops otherwise fed to livestock, enough to feed the state of New Mexico for more than a year;

â—70 million gallons of gas — enough to fuel all the cars of Canada and Mexico combined with plenty to spare;

â—3 million acres of land, an area more than twice the size of Delaware;

â—33 tons of antibiotics.

If everyone went vegetarian just for one day, the U.S. would prevent:

â- Greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 1.2 million tons of CO2, as much as produced by all of France;

â— 3 million tons of soil erosion and $70 million in resulting economic damages;

â—4.5 million tons of animal excrement;

â— Almost 7 tons of ammonia emissions, a major air pollutant.

According to Environmental Defense, if every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetarian foods instead, the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off of U.S. roads. See how easy it is to make an impact?

Bon Appétit!

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