Spanish Strawberry Gazpacho

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Spanish strawberry gazpacho is delicious and refreshing chilled soup perfect for summer entertaining, that tastes like the Mediterranean summer.

Strawberry Gazpacho: Spanish Chilled Summer Soup

Now that our temps are on the rise, we are looking for quick and easy recipes that don’t require turning on the stove. This Spanish gazpacho with strawberries, tomatoes, cucumber, and red peppers fits the bill.  It’s not only incredibly easy to make, it is refreshing and absolutely delicious. The hint of sweetness from strawberries provides the perfect finishing touch to this chilled soup. It tastes like the Mediterranean summer!

 

I adapted this recipe from Cooking Light Magazine.  Believe it or not, I’ve never had gazpacho before but when I saw this recipe on their pages I was instantly craving this cold soup. Normally, I wouldn’t combine strawberries with tomato, cucumbers, and peppers but for some reason, it looked just so inviting to me. And no, you don’t have to be pregnant to have strange cravings.

 

Traditionally, gazpacho was made by pounding the vegetables in a mortar with a pestle but thankfully we have food processors. Could you imagine? The Spanish, especially Andalusians still sometimes use this laborious method as it helps keep the GAZPACHO cool and avoids the foaming and the completely smooth consistency that blenders and food processors create.

 

The Cooking Light version instructs to reserve a cup of chunkier mixture, purée the rest and mix it together, but I like to simplify things (as we already know). Just be careful not to over blend and you’ll have the texture.

 

Chilled soup for hot summer nights, Spanish gazpacho with strawberries

 

I’ve made food that I don’t particularly enjoy for the blog before, like my 15-minute Spanish garlic shrimp tapa (I’m not a fan of the shrimp), but I truly like this cold soup. My husband made “the face” when I told him what’s in the soup, but was a good sport to try it. He took a few spoonfuls and declared: I can eat this!

 

Hey, the shrimp would go perfectly with gazpacho for a Spanish night with your friends. Both are easy and quick to make, so you can actually spend more time enjoying your company who will definitely think you spent hours cooking, ha! Don’t forget some good artisan bread to go along.

 

And since we’re into quick, easy recipes and STRAWBERRIES are in season, I’d recommend this no-bake quick and healthy recipe for dessert.  Man, your friends will be talking about this dinner for months!

 

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Spanish Strawberry Gazpacho Recipe

 

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Delicious recipe for chilled soup from Spain, aka gazpacho.

 

INGREDIENTS:

Serves 6

  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped seedless cucumber
  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme (plus more for garnish)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

 

~ Free Tip ~ 

You can top the soup with croutons or serve with crusty bread.

 

 

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DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a food processor, place tomato, cucumber, and bell pepper. Pulse until finely chopped but not puréed. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Add strawberries (reserving a few for garnish) and pulse until chopped. Add strawberries to the tomato mixture and stir to combine.
  3. Return the mixture to the food processor. Add minced garlic and thyme and pulse until puréed, leaving small chunks for the texture if desired.
  4. Return the mixture to the bowl and stir in olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Cover and chill minimum four hours.
  5. Stir in the broth before serving and garnish with sliced strawberries and thyme.

Chilled soup from spain - strawberry gazpacho

Spanish Strawberry Gazpacho

5 from 3 votes
Chilled soup with strawberries, a Spanish classic - gazpacho
Spanish Strawberry Gazpacho Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Chilling Time
4 hrs
Total Time
20 mins
 

This Spanish strawberry gazpacho is delicious and refreshing chilled soup perfect for summer entertaining.

Course: Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: strawberry
Servings: 6
Author: Jas
Ingredients
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped seedless cucumber
  • 1 pound strawberries hulled and halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme plus more for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, place tomato, cucumber, and bell pepper. Pulse until finely chopped but not puréed. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Add strawberries (reserving a few for garnish) and pulse until chopped. Add strawberries to the tomato mixture and stir to combine.
  3. Return the mixture to the food processor. Add minced garlic and thyme and pulse until puréed, leaving small chunks for the texture if desired.
  4. Return the mixture to the bowl and stir in olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Cover and chill minimum four hours.
  5. Stir in the broth before serving and garnish with sliced strawberries and thyme.
Recipe Notes

~ Free Tip ~

You can top the soup with croutons or serve with crusty bread.

 

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22 Comment

  1. Reply
    Honest Mum
    June 4, 2018 at 8:45 am

    How refreshing! x

    1. Reply
      Jas
      June 4, 2018 at 8:01 pm

      Precisely so. 🙂 Thanks for visiting!

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    Kathleen - Bloggers Lifestyle
    June 4, 2018 at 5:50 am

    This recipe is totally new to me. It looks amazing and nutritious. I would love to try making this, I am on the hunt for more natural food recipes.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      June 4, 2018 at 7:59 pm

      It was my first too and I liked it. Hope you’ll try it, Kathleen. Thanks for stopping in!

  3. Reply
    Miz Helen
    June 1, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    I love Strawberry Gazpacho and your recipe looks delicious! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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      Jas
      June 2, 2018 at 9:01 am

      Thank you!

  4. Reply
    Debrashoppeno5
    May 29, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    I love gazpacho so this sounds so delicious and refreshing. It is perfect for the warmer months.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 29, 2018 at 11:17 pm

      I’m a new fan! Thanks for stopping in, Debra! XO

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    Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck
    May 29, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    This looks so refreshing! Thanks for sharing on Friday Frenzy!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 29, 2018 at 11:15 pm

      Thank you, dear Colleen!

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    Love from Munchkintime.com
    May 29, 2018 at 11:39 am

    This Spanish strawberry gazpacho sounds so good right now, pinning this goodness away!
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      Jas
      May 29, 2018 at 11:12 pm

      I appreciate it so! 😀 Hugs!

  7. Reply
    angie
    May 28, 2018 at 9:33 am

    this looks so pretty and yummy, what a great dish to share to those we love
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      Jas
      May 29, 2018 at 11:05 pm

      Many thanks, Angie!

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    Susan @ Culinary Envy
    May 28, 2018 at 9:14 am

    Oh my gosh that looks lovely and so refreshing! Can’t wait to try it! Pinned
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      Jas
      May 29, 2018 at 11:05 pm

      It truly is refreshing, Susan! Perfect for hot summer days 🙂 Thanks for stopping in!

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    Marissa | Squirrels of a Feather
    May 27, 2018 at 10:10 am

    I have had gazpacho once, but I didn’t have strawberries in it! Looks terrific for summer. Have a great Memorial Day, Jas 🙂

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 27, 2018 at 10:28 pm

      I never had one before because was put off by the name – chilled soup. It’s a mental thing, I guess. Soups are meant to be hot. I’d call this a liquid salad, because it tastes just like that, lol! Yummy, though!

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    Amy
    May 25, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    I would have never thought of Strawberry Gazpacho but it sounds so refreshing. Bring on summer and all of the wonderful recipes! Thank you for sharing at Friday Frenzy.
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      Jas
      May 26, 2018 at 9:05 am

      Me neither, but it’s surprisingly delicious 🙂

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    Antonia @ Zoale
    May 25, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Perfect for warm weather! Thank you for bringing your yummy gazpacho to the Fiesta Friday party!

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      Jas
      May 26, 2018 at 9:05 am

      Yes, it’s super refreshing 🙂

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