Welcome to another OddLearning Recipe!

While venturing through different areas of Mexico, I was lucky to come across the best and original city of gazpachos!

Traditional from Morelia Mexico, today we are sharing the delicious:

 Gazpacho recipe!

What are gazpachos?

Gazpachos are a type of sweet and sour salad, with finely chopped fruits and veggies, accompanied by shredded cheese and chili powder.

Every gazpacho is different as you are the one that decides which ingredients you want to combine!

It is not only tasty, but also very healthy!

Some of the most popular ingredients for Gazpachos are:

Jicama

You might also know it as Mexican yam bean or mexican turnip.

Jicama is very healthy,  high in carbohydrates in the form of dietary fiber.

It is composed of 90% water.

Its sweet flavor comes from the oligofructose inulin which is a prebiotic. (Prebiotics help probiotics grow and remain in your digestive system. )

Jícama is very low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium.

It is also a good source of vitamin C.

Mango

Fresh mango contains significant amounts of vitamin C and folate.

Did you know that the skin of unripe, pickled, or cooked mango can be consumed, but has the potential to cause contact dermatitis of the lips, gingiva, or tongue in susceptible people? Not that that is a problem in Gazpachos, as only the sweet tender peeled Mango is used.

More fresh mangoes are eaten around the world every day than any other fruit.

Pineapple

Raw pineapple is a rich source of manganese and vitamin C.

The bromelain content of raw pineapple is responsible for the sore mouth feeling often experienced when eating it, due to the enzymes breaking down the proteins of sensitive tissues in the mouth

A curious Pineapple fact is that they ripen faster when placed upside down.

Watermelon.

Watermelon is 91% water, and 6% sugars, also it is low in fat.

The Watermelon rind is edible and actually contains more of the amino acid citrulline than the pink flesh; citrulline is converted to arginine in your kidneys, which is important for heart and immune system health.

Cucumber.

Raw cucumber is 95% water and its notable for being a high source of vitamin K.

It’s also a good source of vitamins C and vitamins of the B group, minerals such as iron, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus.

Cucumbers are one of the main ingredients for many skin products thanks to its anti inflammatory properties for our skin.

Onion

 Onions contribute savoury flavour to dishes without contributing significant caloric content.

Freshly cut onions often cause a stinging sensation in the eyes of people nearby, and often uncontrollable tears.

This is caused by the release of a volatile gas, syn-propanethial-S-oxide, which stimulates nerves in the eye.

Eye irritation can be avoided by cutting onions under running water or submerged in a basin of water.

Lime and Orange juice.

The proven health benefits of lime include weight loss, better digestion, reduced respiratory and urinary disorders, treatment of peptic ulcer, gout, and gums. It also aids in skin care and eye care.

As with other citrus fruits, orange pulp is an excellent source of vitamin C.

Did you know that the sweet orange reproduces asexually?

Orange juice contains only about one-fifth the citric acid of lime or lemon juice.

Cheese

It all comes to what you would like to combine!

You could use panela cheese, Añejo cheese, cottage cheese, Edam cheese, any cheese is amazing !

Añejo cheese (Queso añejo) is a firm, aged Mexican cheese traditionally made from skimmed goat’s milk but most often available made from skimmed cow’s milk. After it is made it is rolled in paprika to add additional flavor to its salty sharp flavor. As a fresh cheese, it is crumbly and breaks into small pieces very easily. When dried it acquires a firm texture allowing it to be easily shredded or grated.

Parmesan, Cotija, or Feta cheese can be substituted when Añejo is not available.

Edam is a semi-hard cheese originated in the Netherlands, Edam is traditionally sold in rounded cylinders with a pale yellow interior and a coat, or rind, of red paraffin wax. Edam ages and travels well, and does not spoil; it only hardens.

Cottage cheese is popular among dieters and some health food devotees for its high content of casein protein while being relatively low in fat. Pregnant women are advised that cottage cheese is safe to eat, whereas some cheese products are not recommended during pregnancy.

Last but not least:

Salt and Chili powder.

 Most fresh chili or in powder contains up to seven times the vitamin C level of an orange and has a range of health benefits, including fighting sinus congestion, aiding digestion and helping to relieve migraines and muscle, joint and nerve pain.

It’s also a good source of vitamins A and E, beta-carotene, folic acid and potassium.

Now for the Recipe…..

There isn’t one!

The only rules you need to follow to make the perfect gazpacho is:

1 – Use equal amounts of each ingredient.

2 – Chop into small pieces.

3 – Mix well.

4 – Add Orange juice, but do not drown it!

5 -Add cheese, salt and chili.

ENJOY!!

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Perfect for the Sunny weather?

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