Green Gazpacho Recipe

Green Gazpacho Recipe

/ In Life:

Contentment is a big word. Being content with life can be hard. Especially because we live in a society that teaches us we should always be striving for more. Bigger, better, faster than we are now. In reality it’s a ridiculous notion to sell to people. I think this is one of the main reasons people aren’t happy – they’re not content. Being content is not “settling.” It’s recognizing what you have now and appreciating it. Contentment is the platform on which happiness is built.

Contentment can be especially for people with big aspirations. I have some pretty lofty dreams that I’m slowly turning into actual goals, and I can get frustrated at times when I feel like life’s not moving at my pace or on my schedule. But then I look around and realize all that I have, all that I am, and I am thankful. I’m finally at a point where I’m content with my life. And it feels good.

Ingredients

  • 4 large tomatoes, chopped (about 2 pounds or 5 cups)
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and chopped (about 1 pound or 3 cups)
  • 1 large yellow squash, chopped (about 1 pound or 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1 large zucchini, chopped (about 1 pound or 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1 small red onion, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 3 cups chiffonade spinach leaves
  • 1 cup chiffonade basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup garlic scape stems, thinly sliced (substitute 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion and 1 teaspoon minced garlic if needed)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Optional garnish: 1 tablespoon basil leaves, chiffonade
  • Optional garnish: 1 teaspoon garlic scape flower buds
  • Optional garnish: 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
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