We love a bowl of steaming soup in the wintertime, and it’s a delicious way of getting all the nutrients you need to stay warm on a cold day. When the springtime rolls around, and the climate starts to warm, it’s challenging to enjoy hot soup in 100-degree weather.
Never fear! You can still enjoy a bowl of soup in the summer months, all you need is the right gazpacho recipe. Gazpacho is a soup served cold. Most gazpacho recipes include fresh vegetables and seasonal fruits that you can pick up at your local greengrocer. It may seem strange to drink cold soup, but we assure you that once you try it, you’ll love gazpacho!
Skip the store-bought varieties and make your gazpacho at home in a few minutes. We compiled these 14 gazpacho recipe tips for you to try this coming summer. All the ideas go together to form a light and refreshing meal, making gazpacho the perfect summertime lunch on a warm day.
1. Use Organic Ingredients
The first tip in creating the ultimate gazpacho recipe is using organic ingredients in your recipe. Commercial farms grow their produce in massive quantities. As a result, there’s a high chance for pest outbreaks that can cost farmers their livelihood. To manage the insect population and protect their crops, farmers use pesticides and herbicides.
Unfortunately, these products are extremely toxic to human health. At the moment, Monsanto – a leading pesticide company, is under litigation for the poisonous role of glycerophosphate found in their pesticide and weed killer product, “Roundup.”
Farmers do rinse their produce before packaging and shipping, but often – trace amounts of these toxic substances remain on the food. Organic farmers use no pesticides in their crop management, and all of the fruit and vegetables are far safer for your health, and that of your family as well. Organic guidelines set by the Federal government require organic farmers to avoid the use of chemically enhanced plant foods and fertilizers in their crops.