The idea of gazpacho doesn’t appeal to me. It’s basically cold tomato soup and I don’t even like tomato juice, which is a shame because it’s healthy and low in calories.
But still, here it was, waiting to be unpacked and needing to be refrigerated. I may as well give it a try.
It comes in a 1 litre carton and says on the front it contains 100% natural ingredients. Great start.
The description on the side says:
“Intense, refreshing, and delicious. We keep all the secrets from the orchard in our Gazpacho Original recipe.
At Alvalle, we select the finest ingredients for you to enjoy the authentic and fresh taste of vegetables at home.
Did you know that…
1 portion of Alvalle Gazpacho Original contains 93% vegetables, straight from the orchard.”After opening the lid and giving the contents a quick sniff, I can immediately detect the tomato. Onions also spring to mind. The smell alone reminds me of tomato salsa.
The day I tried this happened to be particularly hot, so it was incredibly thirst quenching. But it also makes a fantastically low calorie snack. The recommended portion size is 200ml which is quite a tall glass. This contains 92 calories. Add some more chopped peppers, tomatoes and cucumber and turn it into a satisfying lunch.
|Alvalle Gazpacho - 46 calories per 100ml|
Once opened it has to be used within 5 days. Without opening it has a shelf life of around 6 weeks, but it must be stored in the fridge.
Available from Ocado, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s for around £4.30.
Ingredients: Tomato, Pepper, Cucumber, Onion, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (2,6%), Wine Vinegar, Salt, Garlic, Lemon Juice, Content of Vegetables: 93%
Nutrition Information per 100ml: 46 Calories, 2.6g fat, 0.4g saturated fat, 3.9g carbs, 3.1g sugars, 1.2g fibre, 0.9g protein, 0.66g salt.
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