Heartfelt Beetroot Gazpacho

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Gazpacho is a traditional cold soup of Spanish cuisine, typically made with ingredients such as cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, and onions. Recently, a variation of the recipe has gained popularity, in which some of the tomatoes are replaced with beets, resulting in a vibrant purple dish that is perfect for special occasions like Valentine's Day.

Also, an authentic gazpacho recipe includes bread, which gives the soup a velvety texture and works as a binder. However, to make a healthier version of the dish, soaked oats can be used instead to achieve the same creaminess and binding effect. To minimize the intense taste of raw beets, I recommend combining raw beets in equal parts with tomatoes. The result is a delicious and nutritious dish. To make it even more visually appealing, you can decorate it with cucumber bits, dill sprigs, and crispy beetroot hearts.

Recipe Author: Beautiful on Raw

Preparation Time: 15 min

Serves: 2


•    2 tablespoons oats, soaked overnight
•    ¼ cup of water
•    2 tablespoons lime juice
•    2 tablespoons of oil of your choice
•    1 medium beet
•    1 cucumber
•    3 tomatoes
•    1 small onion
•    1 red bell pepper
•    1 clove garlic
•    Salt to taste
•    To decorate heart cutters of different sizes and a small beet.

Peel and chop 1 beet, 1 cucumber, 3 tomatoes, and 1 onion into medium-sized pieces. Remove the veins and seeds from 1 bell pepper, and chop it into large pieces. Place the soaked oats and cucumbers in a blender and blend for about 3 minutes until a smooth mixture forms. Then add the tomatoes, beets, onion, bell pepper, and 1 garlic clove and continue blending until you have a creamy and homogeneous mixture. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt as desired. Slice the beets and use cookie cutters or a knife to create heart-shaped toppings for a crunchy garnish. Serve and enjoy!

Ingredients: oats, lime juice, beetroot, cucumber, red tomatoes, yellow onion, red bell pepper, garlic

Recipe Type: Soup