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Easy Blender Gazpacho

July 8, 2014

A super easy recipe for delicious cold summer gazpacho that requires only one gadget, a blender! This easy blender gazpacho makes a healthy appetizer all summer long.

People who know me well know how much I love a good challenge. On some level blogging has become “easy” for me now which is probably why I find myself trying to spew out an ebook in 7 weeks and enter the world of video blogging. Easy just ain’t my thang.

This can sometimes be tough when developing content for your blog (by this I mean random recipes popping into my head as I hurriedly type them out onto stickies on my computer) since 90% of the people coming to a recipe blog aren’t exactly looking for an ingredient list with 12 difference types of spices and instructions requiring multiple electronics and a whole lot of patience. But because I am a major sicko, I seem to get off on these things.

Easy Blender Gazpacho // thehealthymaven.comI actually have to remind myself to create recipes that can be made by the average cook i.e. can be done blind-folded, upside down with one arm. I’m exaggerating! I know (think) you’re not that bad in the kitchen…Now I do my best to save those recipes for when I need a good stress relief activity. Please don’t ask me why torturing myself in the kitchen is somehow a stress reliever.

If you’re a very keen THM follower, you may have noticed that recipes around here have been somewhat easier in the past 6 months. This is intentional and has surprisingly become something I am okay with. Mostly because it has freed up a lot of time allowing me to marathon old-school episodes of The Real World. As it turns out, not using every ingredient in your pantry is not the worst thing!

Easy Blender Gazpacho // thehealthymaven.comBut I do have one qualm. While this gazpacho is stupidly easy I can think of one alternative which is significantly easier, having someone else make it for you. That’s the thing, when recipes are designated as “easy” a part of me knows that having Sushi & Bento on my speed dial requires even less effort. Especially when your wonderful boyfriend is the one going to pick it up.

Nevertheless, if you do find yourself with the inclination to take the slightly-more-challenging-than-ordering-in route, I highly suggest you make this gazpacho. Plus who doesn’t love being able to eat cold soup in the summer? There’s something in those novelties 😉

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Easy Blender Gazpacho

Serves 4-6     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 vine tomatoes
  • 1 hot pepper
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 1 T red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Add half of cucumber, half of each pepper and half of onion to a blender (or food processor) and blend until veggies are finely chopped.
  2. Remove from blender and set aside.
  3. Add remainder of cucumber, peppers, and onion and all tomatoes and hot pepper to blender and blend until finely chopped. Add in tomato juice and blend until smooth.
  4. Add in red wine vinegar, sea salt and ground pepper and blend to combine.
  5. Add tomato mixture to chopped veggies and stir until well combined to form a thick, chunky soup.
  6. Place in an airtight container in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours to let flavours meld.
  7. Will keep for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.

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A super easy recipe for delicious cold summer gazpacho that requires only one gadget, a blender! This easy blender gazpacho makes a healthy appetizer all summer long.Do you stick to easy recipes or do you like a good kitchen challenge? Bloggers, do you put a lot of thought into the recipes you post?

  • Reply
    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    July 8, 2014 at 5:23 am

    Well, some stupid maven provided me with some very wise advise a few weeks ago…and continues to rub it in 😉

    Kidding, much appreciated as always. Although….you do realise the reason I use coconut sugar in everything is thanks to ONE of your recipes. Damn morning glory muff..ins.
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    Jen @ Chase the Red Grape
    July 8, 2014 at 5:36 am

    Ooh I have been looking for a gazpacho recipe! Thank you so much for this easy but delicious looking one!

    I think simple is the best way to go with recipes – after all, isn’t some of the best food we eat made with the least amount of ingredients, simply letting the produce shine itself?!
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    erin @ The Almond Eater
    July 8, 2014 at 6:49 am

    Hmmm it depends how much time I have…. sometimes I like a good challenge (like my chickpea cookies) but other times I just got home from work and the sun is only out for so long so I need something quick. But when I’m making someone else’s recipe, I definitely prefer easy so… thank you for this. It looks pretty easy to me.
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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    July 8, 2014 at 7:16 am

    When I’ve got the time to do it, I like a good challenge! As we’ve talked about before, it’s so satisfying to eat something you spent all afternoon making. As long as it turns out that is, and I don’t do something stupid like forget to add the baking soda #totallydonethatbefore.
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    Joanne
    July 8, 2014 at 7:28 am

    I TRY to tackle some easier recipes, but somehow it just never happens. But know I have the best of intentions!!

    Gazpacho is SO easy. And tastes like summer. So wins all around.
    Joanne recently posted…Kale Salad with Peaches, Corn, and Basil-Honey Vinaigrette

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    Lucie@FitSwissChick
    July 8, 2014 at 8:13 am

    I admit, I am the laziest bum in the kitchen. I love to be creative, but it HAS to be easy.
    Lately, with all the moving, I didn’t even post a recipe in WEEKS. I was happy when I got all my meals prepped so I wouldn’t die in between boxes!
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    Tiff @ Love, Sweat, & Beers
    July 8, 2014 at 8:31 am

    I like an occasional challenge, but I stick to easy on the regular. Easy is the theme of the day; I posted a super-easy guac recipe on the blog. Ain’t nobody got time for 4-course meals on a weeknight! 🙂
    Tiff @ Love, Sweat, & Beers recently posted…Easiest Guacamole Recipe

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    meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles
    July 8, 2014 at 8:41 am

    I am all about easy. I can’t stand a list of ingredients or ingredients that I don’t have on hand. I try to share recipes that reflect this same thought process.
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    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    July 8, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Lately, I’ve been going for easier recipes…maybe I’m just feeling lazy? A good challenge is fun sometimes though!
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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food
    July 8, 2014 at 8:52 am

    I’ve been loving the easier recipes! I’m not a big cook, so I always gravitate towards quick and easy. Aside from my recipes (which happen once in a blue moon), it’s usually something I threw together for a meal and decided it was good enough to share.
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    Ang @ Nutty for Life
    July 8, 2014 at 9:16 am

    I’ve actually never had gazpacho but that’s weird because I love tomatoes. But I don’t like spicy tomato juice. So I’m not sure I’d love gazpacho. Of course, if you made it for me yourself, maybe I’d like it 😉
    I put probably way too much thought into what I post now. I never used to for recipes and now I’m just embarrassed by some of the things I put up!
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    Em @ Love A Latte
    July 8, 2014 at 9:57 am

    I’m all about easy recipes. That being said, generally on the weekend is when I’m up for a challenge and have the time and patience to wait for a good meal. After a long workday though, I want quick, healthy, and nutritious! I loveeee gazpacho, but I’ve only had it out at restaurants. It’s about time I make it at home!
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    Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon
    July 8, 2014 at 10:32 am

    I love love love gazpacho- I have heard of watermelon gazpacho too so now I need to experiment over the next few weeks with some tasty versions like yours!
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      Davida Kugelmass
      July 8, 2014 at 11:50 am

      I was actually going to throw in watermelon (I’ve had watermelon gazpacho before and it’s amazing!!!) but I thought people would think I was crazy lol. You should post it, I would totalllllly make it!

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    Ruby
    July 8, 2014 at 11:20 am

    I cannot believe I’ve never made gazpacho before! You have given me no more excuses. Bookmarking this for next week 🙂

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    Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl
    July 8, 2014 at 11:38 am

    I just picked up all of the ingredients to make this! I can’t wait to give gazpacho a try!
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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health
    July 8, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    i try to stick with easy recipes on the weekdays but for the weekend and if its worth it – i dont mind that extra labor in the kitchen…gazpacho in the summer is just heavenly. I made a version from yellow table with mangoes last week – so freaking good!
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    Megan @ The Skinny-Life
    July 8, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    I’ve never actually had cold soup. Crazy right? I’m all about easy and healthy though. My life is much too hectic for anything complicated. If I could figure out a way to quit my job, I would!

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    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
    July 8, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Oooo this is my kinda meal! I’ve never made gazpacho before, but it looks supah flavorful and refreshing.
    I put in effort when I’m feelin’ it, but I’m no Davida. Avocado toast and eggs is where it’s at.
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      Davida Kugelmass
      July 8, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      HA it’s funny…I need to start sending you snapchats of what I ACTUALLY eat on the reg. You would die..

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    Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner
    July 8, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    This is the perfect soup when I crave soup on these warm days! Looks delish. 🙂
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    Amanda @ .running with spoons.
    July 8, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    I’m all about the easy recipes — unless they’re being made by someone else 😉 I don’t mind busting out the more complicated ones for special occasions, but when it come sot every day kind of things? Yeah no… easy is where it’s at. Hence why I’m currently sitting here eating a bowl of cereal for lunch 😆
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    Mary Frances
    July 8, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Love gazpacho! We made it last year and were hooked! I’m glad you make easy food – goodness knows you have a crazy busy life! Haha, I’d love you even if you included a dozen spices …. but I’m really glad you didn’t 😉
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    Britt@MyOwnBalance
    July 8, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Ohh I love gazpacho! Especially in the summer! Yum!
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    Polly @ Tasty Food Project
    July 8, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    I like recipes that are quick and easy and I like to create recipes for my blog that are easy to follow. If I try any recipe that requires a hundred ingredients, then I save it for the weekend!
    Polly @ Tasty Food Project recently posted…Crabbing on the Puget Sound!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      July 8, 2014 at 7:41 pm

      That’s what the weekends are for, right?! Thanks, love!

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    Emily
    July 8, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    The best food is always something made by someone else. That’s why I make my husband do dinner 80% of the time. Though I do love a good kitchen challenge (hopefully one with ingredients that require a Whole Foods run!) I stick those on weekends when I have the time and patience. Otherwise, eggs. Always eggs.
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      Davida Kugelmass
      July 9, 2014 at 12:59 am

      eggs are seriously a godsend, eh?! There’s gotta magic in them or something…Oh topped with sriracha too!

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    Kim
    July 8, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    I’ve never made gazpacho but I think I could probably handle making this:)
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    Giselle Schroer
    July 9, 2014 at 12:57 am

    I LOVE gazpacho but haven’t made it in so long! Planning a farmers market trip this week so I’ll definitely have to remember this!

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      July 9, 2014 at 12:58 am

      yes! Fresh tomatoes from the farmer’s market would definitely take this up a notch! I need more farmer’s markets in my life!

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    Helen @ Scrummy Lane
    July 9, 2014 at 8:40 am

    I think we must be opposites, Davida, because for me it’s easy all the way! I just can’t be bothered to stand there slaving over a recipe. Although I can imagine that you’d get a fantastic sense of satisfaction when your masterpiece was finished.
    Anyway, I absolutely loved a gazpacho that a Spanish lady made for me years ago when I was in Spain for a while. Thanks for this easy recipe – I’d love to give it a go!
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      Davida Kugelmass
      July 9, 2014 at 6:10 pm

      I think I have an unnatural love for the kitchen so I really don’t mind spending all my time in there! I know…I’m so weird. Ahhhh the gazpacho in Spain was absolutely superb! I wish I could go back in time and relive that trip!

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    Audrey @ In Shape Cupcake
    July 9, 2014 at 10:03 am

    I’m more drawn to easy recipes. Difficult ones just make me so aggravated. I like to keep it fun while I’m baking or cooking.
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    Jo @ Living Mint Green
    July 9, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    My Blendtec would love this recipe. I’ve been bookmarking recipes for Lauren to make for me. Hahhaha

    HI HOW ARE YOU
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      Davida Kugelmass
      July 9, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      I love that you found yourself a sister wife. You’re so clever! OH HAYYYYYE HOW ARE YOU?!

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    Cassie
    July 9, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    I’m so lazy, I love easy recipes. I put a lot of thought into what I post though. I need it to be OMG delicious and not something I’ve seen somewhere else before. I love this recipe though, I’ve never seen a red pepper gazpacho and it seems stupid easy. Plus, I never eat cold soup so I should probably start now. Oh, and I miss you. xoxo
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      Davida Kugelmass
      July 9, 2014 at 6:14 pm

      I feel the same way…except when it comes to overnight peach oats 😉 I MISS YOU!

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    Nora (A Clean Bake)
    July 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Although I love a good kitchen challenge, that damn nemesis real life doesn’t allow for much spare time to cook as much as I’d like. Normally, it’s just a question of getting something on the table, and so I am all for this recipe, and stuff like this that is quick and easy and cooling!

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    Consuelo - Honey & Figs
    July 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    I usually love me a good challenge, but then I remember how much I LOATHE to do the dishes and I’m all like “food that I can make in my blender with just 4 ingredients?? heck yes, sign me up!”. I like this recipe even if it takes more than just 4 ingredients……….. oh wellllll I love this recipe actually. I’m a big fan of gazpacho but your version looks like 487548 times more delicious.
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      Davida Kugelmass
      July 9, 2014 at 6:16 pm

      Thanks, love! Trying to get better at making recipes that don’t require obsolete ingredients like truffle oil or saffron that 90% of the world doesn;t own…but should 😉

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    Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets
    July 9, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Gazpacho is always better the longer you let the flavors soak. I love the idea of tossing it all in the blender and calling it a day.

    I try to make my recipes not only easy, but I also try to use ingredients I feel the average person would have on hand. For example, I made my own Garlic Rosemary Salt last winter, and I use it all the time, except in recipes because most people aren’t going to have that on hand. So yes I put lots of thought into the recipes I share.

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    Brittany
    July 9, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    I often forget not everyone is kitchen savvy, and if I say “throw it together and taste as you go” it doesn’t work for most. Thus a recipe is needed.
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    Alessandra // the foodie teen
    July 10, 2014 at 6:43 am

    As much as I adore labouring over a 3-hour-long recipe, sometimes it’s so great to have super fast recipes like this one to prepare when you want dinner 10 minutes ago! Looks amazing as always!
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      Davida Kugelmass
      July 11, 2014 at 10:38 pm

      I am all too familiar with that “i need dinner 10 minutes ago” feeling. It ain’t pretty!

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    Vicky & Ruth- May I Have That Recipe
    July 10, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    We love a good balance of both (but who doesnt love a challenege in the kitchen!) but gazpacho is one of our favorite summer dishes EVER (even though it is easy 🙂 ).

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