Gazpacho is a world popular cold Spanish tomato-based raw vegetable soup, originating in the southern region of Andalusia. Gazpacho is widely consumed throughout Spain, neighboring Portugal (where it is known as gaspacho) and parts of Latin America.
But sometimes vegans have some edifficulty in reproducing it according to their preferences.
Here is a simple Japanese version using natto and avocado that any vegans and vegetarians can enjoy!
Actually the Japanese believe that Gazpacho is beneficial to human skin!
Vegan Japanese Gazpacho
-Tomato juice: 1 standard can (of course you can/may prepare your own from organic tomatoes!)
-Natto: 1 standard pack: 50 g
-Avocado: 1 half (Jenn, asked me how to proceed to prevent avocado from chamging colour. Simple. sprinkleit with lemonjuice!)
-Garlic: 2 cloves
-Sesame oil: a little
-Salt and pepper to taste
-Optional spices (chili, nutmeg, etc.)
-Optional Vegetables (celery, coriander, etc.)
-Cut avocado in pieces. Grate garlic.
-Mix the natto wll with a little sesame oil.
-In a large bowl pour the tomato juice and natto. Add salt, pepper and spices.
3- Heat the whole for 1 minute.
4. Let cool completely and leave in refrigerator.
Eat/drink chilled topped with some freshly cut greens.
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