Garden Vegetable Gazpacho

My Mom asked me to make her some gazpacho last week, and I was happy to do so because I can remember her making it for me as a kid.  Mom's gazpacho was quite different than mine though.  She used simply tomatoes, cucumbers, a little acid of some sort (vinegar was common), a little sea salt and sometimes basil.

This time I decided to up the veggies for her adding some that are not normally in gazpacho.  She has always told me she prefers to drink a large pile of veggies rather than chew them so I knew she would love it!  I added carrots and corn,  to the tomatoes, cucumbers and pepper along with a little basil, garlic and lemon juice and it was delicious as was simply blended up! I garnished it with a bit of olive oil for a touch of richness and it was perfect!  She loved the soup, and it was the perfect day for it since it was 90 degrees.

Garden Vegetable Gazpacho
Serves 1-2

1 large carrot, chopped
1 large tomato, chopped
1 large cucumber, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup fresh sweet corn
1/4 cup fresh basil
2 garlic cloves
sea salt to taste
red pepper flakes to taste

extra virgin olive oil for garnish (optional)
tomato slices, cucumber slices and basil cut chiffonade for garnish

In a high speed blender, combine all ingredients (except the garnish) until smooth and well blended.  Pour into bowl, drizzle with a little olive oil, and garnish with cucumber slices, tomato slices and basil.

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I am a vegan girl who loves to make healthier desserts and dishes with lots of veggies. Recipes are meant to be shared, that is why I started blogging!

  1. Sunnie
    September 1, 2013 at 22:39

    Oooooh, I've always wanted to try gazpacho - this looks REALLY yummy! Veggies are so yummy - I have a salad for lunch every day, and I probably have at least 5 serving of veggies at that meal alone. Needless to say, I will be trying this . . .<br /><br />Also, I wanted to tell you: After being a vegan for a little over a year and a half, I decided to be vegetarian (I still eat mostly vegan, but I include a little organic dairy and eggs, and occasionally fish that my dad catches - so maybe it's technically "pescatarian"). All that to say, I will be looking at your Garlic & Sea Salt blog for recipes.<br /><br />I'm so grateful for my experience as a vegan, because it's really taught me a lot; I won't buy animal foods and products from companies that are not ethical, but I will support the small farmers who care about their animals. Also, I'd never dream of buying leather or wool now, knowing where it comes from. Also, I've learned how to just eat healthy in general. When I first decided to go the vegetarian route, I felt bad, like I was somehow a failure. But I'm starting to realize that whether I'm vegan or vegetarian or whatever, I can still make the decision to do it in the most ethical and humane way possible! I realize that I should probably end this comment before it's too long! ;) But yeah - I will be tuning in to your former blog, as well as this blog.<br /><br />Anyways, amazing blogs - both of them. Thank you for all the passion that you pour into your work; you are seriously inspirational.

  2. September 1, 2013 at 22:52

    Thanks so much Sunnie :)! I believe it is important to live and eat the way that makes you feel the best so good for you doing what does! Unfortunately I do not post on Garlic and Sea Salt anymore, but the archives are there still.

  3. September 2, 2013 at 13:17

    Just made it and it was great. Only thing I added was turmeric and cayenne. Thank you.

    • September 2, 2013 at 14:20

      Awesome! I am glad you enjoyed it :)!

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