Gazpacho

By Laura Brooks
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Dubbed a "delicious heart-healthy latino recipe" from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), this zesty gazpacho version uses less salt without sacrificing flavor. The NHLBI offers a free downloadable bilingual cookbook containing 23 tested recipes that cut down on fat, cholesterol, and sodium.

3 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup cucumber, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
2 green onions, sliced
2 cups low-sodium vegetable juice cocktail
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon basil, dried
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 clove garlic, minced

1.  In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.

2.  Cover and chill in the refrigerator for several hours.

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