A very simple recipe for a deliciously mild gazpacho
Maybe you’ve already tried gazpacho, but have you heard about strawberry gazpacho?
If you’re looking for an original twist from this recipe, you’ll love this new version with strawberries. Strawberries give this refreshing dish a sweet touch that surprises anyone who tries it!
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Can I make gazpacho with frozen fruit or vegetables?
Gazpacho is the perfect way to take summer vegetables and their delicious vitamins.
I always think of gazpacho as a drinkable salad, and as such, there are no strict rules when making it. As long as you use juicy and ripe veggies and good quality vinegar and extra olive oil you’re good!
However, there’s one trick that comes very handy when making strawberry gazpacho: using frozen strawberries.
In Spain, strawberry season ends before tomatoes are at their best, so it’s cheaper and much more convenient to make gazpacho with frozen strawberries.
And in addition of that, the frozen berries will chill your gazpacho so you can enjoy it right after blending!
By the way, you can also freeze tomatoes when they are at their ripest and then make perfect gazpacho all year round. Plus, if you want to peel the tomatoes, it’s very easy to do it after they’ve been frozen.
Just be sure you take them out of the freezer a couple of hours before blending so they are not too hard for the blender!
So, yes, you can use frozen ingredients and combine them as you like: frozen tomatoes with fresh strawberries, frozen strawberries with fresh tomatoes, or only use fresh ingredients and then chill your gazpacho in the fridge before serving. Whatever works best for you!
Ingredients you’ll need to make strawberry gazpacho
Ingredients for traditional gazpacho are tomatoes, pepper, garlic, cucumber and salt.
There is no need to peel either the tomato or pepper, but if you’re using a cucumber with thicker skin and hard seeds, you should remove those before blending.
Usually, traditional gazpacho uses green peppers, but when making “sweeter” versions like this one with strawberries, you can also switch it for sweet red pepper.
How to make gazpacho with strawberries (gazpacho con fresas)
All you have to do for this strawberry gazpacho recipe is blend together all the ingredients until smooth.
Since strawberries are very juicy, you’ll probably get the perfect consistency without adding any water, but if you find your gazpacho too thick, you can add some water to the mix. Just be very careful not to overdo it!
Some people blend a slice of bread with the other ingredients to get a thicker texture, but since I like drinking my gazpacho, I don’t add any. This also makes this strawberry gazpacho a keto-friendly treat.
- Blender or food processor
- 1,5 pound tomato 680 gr.
- 4 oz. strawberries 120 gr.
- 1 small cucumber 7 oz. – 200 gr.
- 1/2 small green, yellow or red pepper 3,5 oz. – 100 gr.
- 1-2 small garlic clovers
- 1/2 small red onion 90 gr.
- 1/2 teaspoon salt 2-3 gr.
- 1 tablespoon apple or white wine vinegar 15 gr.
- 3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 40-50 gr.
- Blend everything together
- Cool a couple of hours and shake before serving