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It’s Hot Today Gazpacho (Cold Soup)

It’s hot today in San Diego. Tomorrow, it’s supposed to be flaming (90 degrees)! Cool off and rev up with my Spanish-inspired quick-to-make, “It’s Hot Today Gazpacho” recipe! Packed with potassium, vitamin C and B-vitamins to name a few, this one is great for a mid-day pick me up or even the worst Monday hangover!

What You’ll Need

Herbs, Fruit & Veggies

  • A generous handful of basil
  • 1/4 tsp coriander or equivalent of cilantro
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 4 peaches
  • 1 red beet
  • 1 cucumber
  • 5-6 seasonal cherry tomatoes (optional)


  • 2 cups coconut water
  • 2 cups vegetable broth

Whipping it Up

If you’ve got a Vitamix, this will take less than one minute to make.

  1. Chop and de-pit peaches
  2. Chop cucumber and beet
  3. Toss these, the herbs and liquid into Vitamix or blender

Mixing or Blending

  1. Choose the variable speed and numbers two-three for 30 seconds
  2. For about 15 more seconds up to four
  3. Consistency should be chunky, similar to salsa
  4. If your ingredients are cold, it’s ready to serve from the Vitamix
  5. If you’re about to use a blender, you’ll want to use your ice crusher and smoothie settings in intervals until the above texture is reached
  6. Blender-made usually requires about an hour of chilling

Buen Provecho!

This entry was posted in: Make Food & Eat, Spring/Summer Recipes


C H R I S T I N E Dionese, co-founder of flavor ID and Garden Eats is an integrative health & food therapy specialist, medical & food journalist. She has dedicated her career to helping others understand the science of happiness and its powerful effects on everyday human health by harnessing the power of the epigenetic landscape. To balance the more serious side of her work, she loves to concoct, write about and connect people through food & drink. You can check out her latest work at The Chalkboard Magazine, The Fullest and Rochester's Boomtown Table. Christine lives, works and plays between Southern California & Upstate New York.

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