Gazpachos are great for many reasons. Personally, I love them because they’re such an easy meal to quickly throw together, so even if you are in a hurry, or not in the mood for actually cooking something, but still looking for something nutritious and fresh, then these are perfect! This post includes two different gazpachos recipes, both with a slight twist to them. I hope you give them both a try and see which one is your favorite!
If you are looking for a simple and quick recipe to kick off the autumn time, this one is
for you. It’s fresh, quick and easy, yet has a spectacular taste. It may sound like a funny
combination, but you know what they say, don’t knock it till you try it!
This recipe is great for the sunny and warm autumn days, and of course summer and spring,
especially because the stores are full of melons and fresh fruits and vegetables, so you
really have no reason not to try out this recipe. It’s also great because as I mentioned, it basically
involves no cooking, all you have to do is blend some ingredients together, and there
you go, you have a delicious fresh soup!
Fresh Incredients are the key
As for the directions, it’s really rather simple. All you will need is:
- 8 big tomatoes
- A chunk of melon (you can adjust to your liking)
- 2 celery sticks
- 1-2 peaches
- 1 small onion
- 1 garlic clove
- A splash oh balsamic
- Himalayan salt to taste
- Black pepper to taste
- A splash of olive oil
Start by cutting up the tomatoes into four parts. Add them in a blender along with the onion. Blend. Add in the piece of melon without the skin. Then blend that all up, and add the rest of the ingredients. If you would like, you could add in a slice of bread to thicken and add some volume to the meal.
The balsamic vinegar and the garlic add nice flavoring and the peach adds a nice softness to the taste. Feel free to have this as a starter or as a meal, maybe with some nice bread to dip it in!
Now keep in mind, you can always adjust the recipes to your liking. Remember to have fun in the kitchen and see what works best with your taste buds!
This second recipe is the beet gazpacho. And let me tell you, it’s as good as it sounds. This soup is just full of antioxidants and nutrients, so your body will most definitely thank you after having incorporated it into your day. I will quickly add though, that it’s more of a seasonal meal because beets and blackberries are right now in season. We had a huge bucket of blackberries to be used, and decided to try them out in the soup, and as you will see, it worked wonderfully in this recipe!
Here are the ingredients you will need:
- 7 medium sized tomatoes
- 2 medium/small beets
- A hand full on strawberries
- 1.5 dl of blackberries
- 1 small cucumber
- 1/5 red bell pepper
- 1 onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
In order to create this second delicious gazpacho, you will start by peeling and boiling the beets. Then cut the tomatoes, onion, and other veggies into chucks (for the blender). All you do now is throw the tomatoes into the blender, then add the beets, and after you can add in the fruit and other veggies. To finish it off, add some oil, balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper to taste. And then of course, pour it into a bowl and enjoy your refreshing antioxidant gazpacho!
Let us know if you try any of the two gazpacho recipes, and your overall thoughts, enjoy!