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May 13

Auntie Linda’s Garden Fresh Gazpacho

Welcome to Foodie Friday! I’m linking up with Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl + Jess from Hello To Fit to create awesome healthy recipes each week! It’s National Gazpacho Aficionado Month, so this week’s theme = Gazpacho!

I’m going to be honest with you here–I’m not sure if I’ve really ever even had gazpacho…until now!!! In honor of National Gazpacho Aficionado Month, I recalled hearing about the awesomeness that is Linda’s summer gazpacho, and wanted to learn to make it before I left West Virginia, so here it is!

(Plus, our cooking adventures are always a whole ton of fun, so it was a win on all spectrums. :] We used roma tomatoes because those tend to have less juice and seeds!)

The key to awesome gazpacho = super fresh ingredients!

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Here are some of the ingredients we used!

It also helps to use a tall container with a lid for all the finely-diced veggies–that makes mixing it all up a billion times easier because you can just shake the container around a bunch of times!

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Auntie Linda’s Garden Fresh Gazpacho

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Ingredients:

  • 5 vine-ripened roma tomatoes, coarsely chopped*
  • 3 stalks celery, coarsely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 red onion, coarsely chopped
  • 4 medium cucumbers, peeled
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 – 1 jalapeno, diced
  • sea salt
  • finely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup organic vegetable broth
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • fresh green onion, sliced (for garnish/to taste)
  • fresh cilantro (for garnish/to taste)

Instructions:

  1. Add the cucumbers, bell pepper, and red onion into a food chopper or processor and blend until finely chopped/minced, then empty into a tall tupperware container.
  2. Process chopped celery stalks with the tomatoes (they process a bit better when mixed with something that has juice in it).
  3. Add garlic and jalapeno. Sprinkle in salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Juice two limes and add to the mixture.
  5. Garnish with diced avocado, sliced fresh green onion, and cilantro, as desired!
  6. For best taste, let it set in the refrigerator for at least two hours (overnight if possible) to let the flavors all meld together!

*If you get super desperate and there are no fresh tomatoes to be found anywhere, you can use cans of petite diced tomatoes to sub in.

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End-of-Week-ish Recap!


  • Have you ever made gazpacho?
  • What kind of food would you be considered an aficionado for?
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  1. Kristy @ Southern In Law

    This looks so so delicious! I’ve only ever made gazpacho once or twice!
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    1. Farrah

      I think I’m going to have to make it more often now! 😀

  2. Embroidery Blog

    I really like avocado 😀 Many thanks for sharing this recipe. I will try it.

    1. Farrah

      Thanks! I hope you like it! 😀

  3. Courtney

    Ahh, how gorgeous does this look?! So fresh and delicious and colorful! 🙂

    1. Farrah

      hehehe, I love colorful foods! 😛 Yay for phytonutrients!

  4. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    I really do need to get on the gazpacho train!
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    1. Farrah

      It’s never too late! I finally did! 😛

  5. Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Yummmy! What a great recipe. I really love gazpacho!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Julie! I’m definitely going to be making it more from now on! 😛

  6. Sarah @ BucketListTummy

    I love gazpacho, such a refreshing option for the hot summer months. I am probably the only weird person who prefers canned tomatoes to fresh ones, at least in soups and crock pot creations! Have a great weekend, Farrah 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      haha, I’m sure you’re not the only one! 😛 I’m totally with you though–I’m going to be having this a lot this summer!

  7. Susie @ Suzlyfe

    I have not yet found a love for gazpacho, but I like the use of veggie broth in this. That might give it another dimension that I might like!
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    1. Farrah

      I hope it does! :O I used to think I hated eggplant, but apparently it was just in the way it was prepared. I apparently am a fan now! 😛

  8. Esther

    That looks so beautiful! I love how versatile these recipes can be! Yay for simple and delish! 🙂
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  9. Farrah

    Thanks, Esther! 😀 I definitely love the versatility too! Looking forward to trying yours out!

  10. Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    I’ve never had gazpacho, but I love how you add avocado! I can’t get enough of them this time of year!

    1. Farrah

      Avocado makes everything in life better! :D!!

  11. Annmarie

    I’ve never made gazpacho before- this looks so yummy!!!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Annmarie! This was my first time making it! 😀

  12. Emily

    Wow, Auntie Linda’s gazpacho looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! 🙂

    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much, Emily! <3

  13. Channing

    I’m starting to get really hungry now, lol! I’ve actually never had gazpacho before, but it sounds so delicious! Usually, anything that involves avocados and peppers is something I will enjoy! 🙂

    1. Farrah

      haha, my apologies! I’m all for anything with avocado too! 😀

  14. GiGi Eats

    LINDA KNOWS WHAT’S UP!!! The avocado in this recipe has me DRRROOOLING!
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    1. Farrah

      Indeed she does! 😀 We love throwing avocado into basically everything, hahaha. :]

  15. Christine

    Oh wow, this looks SO good

    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Christine! :]

  16. Harriet Emily

    I love gazpacho! This recipe looks and sounds amazing Farrah! I can’t wait to try it! Thank you so much for sharing! <3
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    1. Farrah

      Yay! Thanks, Harriet! I hope you like it!

  17. Laura

    I LOVE gazpacho! Actually I just love all mexican inspired dishes, but there’s something about this cold soup that is so perfect for summer picnics in the backyard!

    Gonna need to try this one 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      hahaha, so do I! I used to think the idea of cold soups was kinda weird, but after actually having em’, they are awesome! <3 (Especially during the summer!)

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