A totally refreshing way to enjoy the best summer produce: Gazpacho, made with farmers market veggies.

Farmers Market Gazpacho: A chilled juice/soup made with veggies you can buy at the farmers market. Click through for recipe!

Farmers’ markets can be overwhelming if you don’t have a plan in mind.

Rows and rows of fresh produce call you in – but without specific meals and recipes in mind, I find myself frozen among the fresh kale, zucchini, and blueberries.

That all changed this week, when I went to the farmers market with a specific craving for gazpacho.

Use these farmers market veggies to make a refreshing gazpacho. Click through for recipe!

Gazpacho, Farmers Market Style

At my recent farmers market visit, I had one mission in mind: Finding the freshest, most gazpacho-worthy ingredients possible.

I ended up purchasing the following:

  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Jalapenos
  • Banana peppers
  • Garlic
  • Dill

The only item I purchased from the grocery store was a red bell pepper. All of the ingredients I purchased cost less than $10.00, enough to enjoy approximately 6 servings of gazpacho. Not bad for an extremely fresh, healthy and nutrient-dense drink.

How to make SIMPLE gazpacho at home. Use ingredients from the farmers market!

How To Serve Gazpacho

Gazpacho is served chilled. It typically contains bread, but I like it without. It tastes like the very best, freshest V8 juice. If you like V8 or a spicy tomato juice, you’ll love this gazpacho recipe!

Here are some serving suggestions:

  • Serve small cups of gazpacho as an appetizer to a Spanish-style meal
  • Drink a glass for breakfast (and be prepared for a morning energy surge!)
  • Top a bowl or glass of gazpacho with:
    • Diced cucumber
    • Fresh dill
    • Avocado
    • Cocktail shrimp
    • Bacon bits
  • Use as a Bloody Mary base instead of tomato juice

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Farmers Market Gazpacho: A chilled juice/soup made with veggies you can buy at the farmers market. Click through for recipe!

Farmers Market Gazpacho

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Feel free to adapt the recipe as you go. Want more spice? Add additional jalapeno or cayenne pepper. Add more fresh garlic if you want. This recipe is adaptable!


  • 1 pound fresh tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cored
  • 4 fresh garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded
  • 1 banana pepper, seeded
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  1. Place all ingredients except for the olive oil in a blender. If you're using a BlendTec or other high-powered blender, set to the the Whole Juice setting (or set to high for about 40 seconds). If you're using a regular blender, you may need to blend this for a couple of minutes to get it smooth.
  2. Slowly stream in olive oil. Serve chilled.

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