Who says Gazpacho has to be red? Well, if you promise not to tell the Andalucían gazpacho Police…I say it doesn´t!
In the vegetable garden at the moment, our cup overfloweth. Some things just can´t be canned or frozen – like cucumbers. And those little green thin skinned Spanish peppers are best eaten fresh in salad, stuffed or fried.
I wanted to find a new way of using up some of my “greenery” and came up with this version of gazpacho. It´s a stunning colour, tastes rather like juiced vegetables and I´m sure must be amazingly good for you and packed with vitamins. Probably an excellent pick me up for the morning after the night before too. We just drank it chilled as a pre lunch appetizer.
Here´s what I used, but if you do decide to give it a go I´m thinking celery, avocado and lime juice might also be great additions.
Two thin green peppers, one small cucumber (peeled), a small clove of garlic, a small bunch of parsley, 4 large leaves of raw chard (or spinach).
In a blender mix the vegetables with about 3 tablespoons of olive oil, white wine vinegar and salt (to taste) and a litre of ice cold water.
Blend until smooth, add a few ice cubes and chill until needed. Looking as gorgeous as it does, it just has to be good for you!
61 thoughts on “Gorgeous Green Gazpacho”
Oh, this does look good! Wonderful colour and it must be very healthy too. I make ‘green gazpacho’ with cucumber and sweet onion, but I hadn’t thought of using chard in it. Thanks for the idea – we have too much chard at the moment!
It´s a good way of using up the chard…and gives it a lovely fresh flavour…will have to try some sweet onion in mine next time, sounds lovely.
I suppose it could be called a ‘smoothie’? Looks great and, like you say, can only be good for you, unlike my sausage and mash l had the other night! Couldn’t resist. Hot and sunny here. Must be hot as hell there? Have a great weekend.
Bangers and mash…now you´re talking. Hope you had a dollop of mustard or HP sauce with that?! Have a great weekend too!
Such a vibrant color. It would be a lovely way to start a meal. I have Italian frying peppers growing in the garden and will give this a try.
I thikn those frying peppers are the same as the ones we have here…should work perfectly!
Don’t worry I won’t tell the gazpacho police, they’ve only just come round to the fact that rocket isn’t horse food where we are, so this would completely throw them! It looks like one of those those juices with extra wheatgrass so it must be good for you, have a great weekend, I’m just about to make the yoghurt/cheese with goat’s milk, finally!!
And you could try to make “proper” ricotta with the whey – found a good wiki link on how to do this but don´t currently have any fresh whey 😦 And as for the rocket…you´re clearly years ahead of us down on the coast!
Your food looks delicious, very interesting, and very healthy! I’m subscribing to the blog! 🙂
Well welcome on board, hope you continue to enjoy what you see!
Wow! It’s a celebration of Summer in a glass. And, with those ingredients, if it isn’t good for you there is something wrong with the World. Great idea and recipe!
It made a lovely change from our “regular gazpacho” too!
A very green charm!
That’s just amazing. You have so many wonderful ways to make gazpacho. I wish I had some green tomatoes left. This looks like an amuse bouche at a fancy restaurant.
Ooh…am feeling all “la di da” (if you know what that means. Will have to go and put on my chef´s hat. And yes…I do have one…a little black and white checked job!!
Methinks I’m going to have to start a garden next spring. Your delicious-looking veggie concoctions are inspiring! 🙂
It looks almost as if I am a vegetarian – it´s just that it´s summer and we have a garden full of delicious veggies!
I’ve got to try that! I might have to add a little vodka too (just as a test) 😉
I highly recommend research of this type and look forward to hearing your scientific findings!
Well it works very well with tomato gazpacho and I’m a big fan of the Bullshot 😉
Wonderful idea! Been making a lot of melon cold soups, but this sounds great, too.
Ooh melon soup sounds gorgeous…and mint maybe?!
Yep, how’d you guess? 🙂
Maybe I can get the recipe up this week…
Look forward to that – we have lots of lovely melon here at the moment.
Hi Chica. What a great idea. Gorgeous colour. Bet is tastes delicious.
Regards Florence x
It felt very virtuous drinking it! Mind you, the wine afterwards cancelled all that out….
This is the “4 G” recipe!!! Great, Gorgeous, Green Gazpacho!!! What an incredible, creative, and delicious idea this recipe is!!! Cucumbers and parsley must add a unique freshness to this dish!!
Brava! You always come up with great and helpful ideas!!!
Love it! “4G” and one extra for Grazie!!
This looks delicious and very healthy! I’m a huge fan of Gazpaho in the summer, so will definitely give this recipe a try 🙂
Hope you enjoy it if you try it!
Oh I love the vibrant green of this Summer gazpacho, a great energy booster and I know it would taste refeshing,you said you peeled the cucumber,a suggestion maybe even deseed the cucumber for an even smoother texture! What do you think?
Good point – although genetally I don´t mind a little “texture”. We have grown two vaireties of cucumber and one seems to have more seeds than the other, so will have to de seed the worst one!
you are amazingly creative! I love the color and all the flavors..this is seriously summer in a glass
Thank you – although it was more a case of “let´s see what we can make with what´s going crazy in the garden”!
Green gazpacho? I will have to try this!!
I know, please don´t tell my sisters in law!
Hi there, Your blog makes me hungry! I’ll have to try some of your recipes! And I’ll have to try this green gazpacho, after a long summer of work stress, I’m all for an energy boost 🙂
Glad you like what you´ve seen and thanks too for subscribing!
Oh now this sounds fabulous! You could always just call it greenzpacho.
Have a happy Sunday.
Love it – very creative!
I have never made one of those before and I also have a cucumber plant that WON”T GIVE UP!.. hmmm c
They get like that don´t they..and they have very pretty flowers too!
Me encanta gazpacho!! 🙂
¡me encanta tambien!
A glass of jewels! It has to be good for you! I love veggie drinks, all kinds but my favorite is Bloody Marys… RaeDi
Oh god – me too…it´s like an alcoholic meal in a glass! And I like mine VERY spicy 🙂
I love the spices too, it like a crave them! ….RaeDi
Forgot… Beautiful picture… love the glass….RaeDi
Thank you – it was a set of 4 from a friend for my 40th…and a few years on and after being transported from the UK to Spain I´ve still got them all. Now that´s jinxed them hasn´t it?!
I hope not! ….RaeDi
I’d never tell the gazpacho police because I totally agree with you! Green has become the rage with all the healthy green drinks, so why not green gazpacho! This is a great twist on the classic and just looks so garden fresh!
Thank you – I think I´m safe from the Gazpacho police now!
how clever to think out of the box! I made a cooked gezpacho yesterday as Dave does not like raw onions 🙂
Great idea! I like some of my creamed (cooked) vegetable soups served cold too. And rules were meant to be broken…well, some of them!
Stunning color! Perhaps I will try this sometime!
Can highly recommend it for the taste as well as the colour!
This looks delicious. So healthy and refreshing. I’m about to make a white gazpacho….con almendras y uvas.
Ajo blanco – well, it sounds similar! Lovely 🙂
This drink does not only look good, but also can nourish our bodies,, so wanted to try to drink
great colour.. its really nice