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Cherry Gazpacho

This easy cherry gazpacho can be made in the blender in just a few minutes.

I know people are either lovers or haters of the cold tomato soup thing.

I get it. It sounds all nasty when you put it that way.

But add some cherries to farm fresh tomatoes and boat load of basil and I’m not sure summer life gets better than that.

Cherry gazpacho

Ok, some sangria on the side might kick it up a notch.

Just a litttttle.

Chilled cherry gazpacho

I spent 4 months eating this stuff almost every single day when I lived in Spain.

I got the only host family that didn’t try to shove fried food down my throat at every meal like all my other college friends and while at the time I would’ve appreciated some more food so I wouldn’t have had to sneak slices of meat in the middle of the night from the fridge to shut my growling stomach up (I swear they subsisted off of almost nothing!), if it meant giving up my beloved gazpacho starter to every meal, there’s just no way I would’ve gone for it.

Last summer I tried to recreate the traditional gazpacho that I ate in Spain 10 years ago (oh my god, I’m old).

This summer, I added cherries to make it just slightly sweet and fruity.

It’s kinda like sangria meets soup and it’s beyond refreshingly delicious.

If you want a cold soup without fruit, check out this chilled avocado citrus soup for another refreshing recipe like this!

So hop on over to Megan’s blog today to grab the recipe.

I’m guest posting over there while she’s off probably losing her mind with last minute wedding stuff enjoying her last day as a single lady before the “I Do’s” this weekend.

You get the recipe and a bonus soundtrack.

(Edited to add: ok, looks like the link for the song didn’t transfer over on Megan’s blog so here you go…Ketchup Song…because it’s that  good.)

You’re welcome. Especially for the song.


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Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.


Friday 31st of August 2012

I made this for lunch today. What a celebration of the end-of-summer produce! It is excellent, the best gazpacho I have ever had. I kept clapping and saying, "Oh my word!" Delicious. Thank you.

Running to the Kitchen

Monday 3rd of September 2012

Haha, picturing you clapping while eating this just totally made my day. So glad you liked it! :)


Monday 20th of August 2012

A chilled soup can actually be quite refreshing! I'm a fan of regular gazpacho, so I'll have to give this one a try with cherries. Great idea!

Kari@Loaves and Dishes

Sunday 19th of August 2012

Sometimes gazpacho is a little acidic, so add the cherries (or some other kind of sweetness ) makes perfect sense!

Debs @ The Spanish Wok

Saturday 18th of August 2012

You are welcome to join in my monthly food blogger event THE SOUP KITCHEN, here for entry details and current theme. New theme each month. All bloggers are welcome, hope to see you participate soon.

Anna @ hiddenponies

Saturday 18th of August 2012

STUNNING photos, and what an interesting recipe!