Clean-Ingredient Lemonade Apple Gazpacho

Mood:

Refreshing Healthy Indulgence

Flavors:

Fresh, Sweet, Smooth, Savory

Serves: 4, as an appetizer

Ingredients

2 Persian cucumbers
2 Lemonade apples, cored and diced
¼ cup loosely-packed fresh basil
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus additional to serve
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 lemon, juiced
2 garlic cloves
1 large heirloom tomato, diced
¼ cup toasted pine nuts, plus additional to serve
½ cup water
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste

 


 

Directions

Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend on low until ingredients are broken down. Turn blender speed up to medium for about one minute, then to high for an additional minute until mixture is velvety smooth. Taste for seasoning and add more salt and pepper, if needed. Chill until ready to serve, or serve immediately, garnishing with pine nuts, olive oil, and reserved fruit and vegetable slices (if using).

Note: you may optionally reserve some additional Lemonade apple slices, cucumber slices, and tomato slices to garnish the finished recipe.

 


 

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