In the hot days of summer, there are few things better than a cool, refreshing bowl of gazpacho. And when it comes to gazpacho, there is nothing better than my Summer Peach Gazpacho. It is loaded with fresh peaches, crisp cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and fragrant basil for a combination that is truly unbeatable. Plus, this recipe is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan-friendly, so it’s the perfect way to make use of that fresh, summertime produce!
Friends, if there’s one dish that epitomizes the idea of “quick and easy” recipes, it’s a soup. In fact, soups have to be one of my favorite recipes to create! Not only are they so easy to throw together in a pinch, but they are the perfect way to get in extra fruits and/or veggies… without feeling like you’re just eating a plate of steamed produce. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but in my opinion, it can get boring. And healthy food should never be boring!
And the best part about soups? They couldn’t be any easier to throw together. They’re the original one-pot meal, and usually come together in one pot, on the stove. But when it comes to gazpacho, it’s even EASIER! There is no cooking required – just simple food processing and chilling. Does it get any better than that?!
If you’ve never had gazpacho, then let me introduce you to this delicious and refreshing dish! Gazpacho is a COLD soup that is native to both Spain and Portugal, and is traditionally eaten in the summertime. In those warm, European summers, it’s one way that the natives stay nice and cool. And while I won’t claim that this is a traditional gazpacho recipe, I will say that it is a fun, seasonal take!
Traditionally, gazpacho is made with a base of tomatoes and bell peppers, for a cool and crisp flavor. But for this recipe, we’re replacing them with sweet peaches. Why? Because peaches are absolutely delicious! They are my favorite seasonal summer fruit, and they make the perfect base for our gazpacho recipe. Trust me on this one – it may just become your new favorite way to eat peaches!
All you need are a few, simple, healthy ingredients to bring this gazpacho recipe to life! This is the perfect recipe to make anytime that you need to use up the produce from your farmer’s market hauls… or, if you need an easy way to get some extra veggies into your diet. Hey, I’m not judging. 😉
Making this gazpacho recipe couldn’t be any easier! Simply start by washing and chopping all of your produce – your cucumber, tomatoes, and peaches. A rough chop is totally okay, as it will all be processed together anyway!
Next, add them to a food processor, along with the rest of your gazpacho ingredients, and process until smooth. There may be some texture left, and that’s okay! Just process it as smooth as you can.
Finally, transfer your gazpacho into a large bowl and chill it in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes. Once it’s nice and cool, top with any garnishes of choice- I love adding some additional chopped cucumber, tomato, and basil leaves- serve, and enjoy!
Store any leftovers back in the fridge for up to one week.
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