Farmer’s Market Gazpacho

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!

Serving Suggestions

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

Yield: 4 servings

Total Time:15 min

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!

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  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.

One Response to “Farmer’s Market Gazpacho”

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    violet — July 27, 2018 @ 3:40 am

    Thank you for posting a super healthy drink and sounds good and tasty also.

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