Gazpacho Soup Recipe

Fresh and bright gazpacho soup recipe

Fresh and bright gazpacho soup recipe

This gazpacho soup recipe is like many of our smoothie bowlsjust with a veggie twist!

So get out your blender to make this 1-pot meal!

Gazpacho is a cold soup made entirely of raw vegetables. But, of course, we had to add a leafy green to our gazpacho recipe, becauseits us! I love how quickly I can get this soup ready to go (and how easy it is to clean up too). Make ahead and store in the fridge for your next get-together with friends. Theyll be so impressed!

Health Benefits of Gazpacho

For this recipe, we focused on romaine as the leafy green, which is something we dont often use. Heres why we used it in this gazpacho recipe:

  • Packed with vitamin A: powerful antioxidant thats influential to your brain function, skin, heart, kidney, lungs, vision, and immune health.
  • Loads of vitamin K: Great for bone health by helping with calcium absorption.
  • High amounts of folate: This is a b-vitamin thats needed to create blood cells in bone marrow, and convert carbohydrates into energy.
Summer seasonal veggies for soup

Summer seasonal veggies for soup

Where did gazpacho originate from?

If we did an Ancestry DNA test on gazpacho, wed discover its from the southern regions of Spain. According to the L.A. Times, the addition of tomatoesmaking it the modern gazpacho soup recipes we know and love todaycame when Columbus first brought tomatoes back to Spain in the 15th century.

Over the years, different world cuisines have adopted this chilled soup, adding different ingredients and toppings. In Spain where it originated, they add croutons and hard boiled eggs.

Our easy gazpacho recipe adds a leafy green of course! Romaine is great for your heart and lower in calories, making it the perfect addition to this blended beauty.

Raw vegetable health boost

You might be wondering: “Why make a gazpacho recipe (cold soup) instead of a warm soup?”

Cooking food isnt bad at all! But sometimes our body needs an extra boost of nutrients that you get from raw vegetables. The cooking process can reduce the efficacy of some ingredients. In fact the National Institutes of Health is continuing to research the effects of different types of cooking vegetables and whether it affects the vitamin content of those veggies.

Plus, without the extra step of cookingmaking a gazpacho soup recipe is quick and easy!

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FAQs

Why is gazpacho served cold?

Traditionally, gazpacho is a summer dish. So with temps soaring, a cool meal is def the best option! Summers in Spain can be super hot, so gazpacho was invented as a way to be refreshed during those hotter months.

What does gazpacho consist of?

There are many versions of this classic soup recipe. Most often youll find it made with tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, water, vinegar, onions, cucumbers, and green peppers + thickened with bread crumbs. Our version opts to keep it gluten free without using bread crumbs, plus adds the healthy green leafy twist you come to expect from us with the addition of romaine.

Is gazpacho really healthy?

Thats a big kale yeah! With fresh raw veggies and an added leafy green, this gazpacho soup recipe is super healthy. With fresh vegetables bringing in lots of minerals, vitaminslike C, A + Eand antioxidants, whats not to love here?! Blending gazpacho regularly this summer with the best produce of the season is a sure fire way to boost your immune system.

Should gazpacho be smooth or chunky?

The answer here is smooth. Using your stand alone or stick blender will help you achieve that perfect creamy smoothness this gazpacho soup recipe was made for. Looking for a bit of crunch? Top with sunflower seeds for that extra pop of crunchiness, flavor and extra B5, Vitamin C + protein in your dish.

Make this gazpacho recipe!

I hope you enjoy this Italian treat and how it makes you feel. For more veggie-based blended recipes, check out these:

Fire up that blender and get tasting! Let us know if you make our refreshing gazpacho soup recipe or one of the other blended flavors above and let us know in the comments below.

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Description

Looking for a smoothie bowl with a veggie twist? If so, this is your answer! Gazpacho is a cold soup made entirely of raw vegetables. And, of course, we had to add 2 cups of leafy greensin this case, romaine, which is packed with vitamins A and K. These 2 vitamins are great for heart health. Next time you have friends over, serve this healthy bowl with some sunflower seeds on top and enjoy this rawfully rawkinrecipe!


  • 2 cups chopped romaine
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, stems removed
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes (2 medium)
  • 2 cups peeled and chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup sliced red bell pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Pinch of salt

  1. Blend the romaine, cilantro, and tomatoes until smooth.
  2. Add the cucumber, bell pepper, lemon juice, and salt and blend until smooth.

Notes

Tip: Serve at room temperature and top with chopped cucumber, tomatoes, cilantro, and avocado, plus a lemon wedge and a drizzle of olive oil.

  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: blending
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: quick gazpacho recipe

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