Cherry Gazpacho

This cherry gazpacho is light and refreshing! Perfect for summer parties or a light, healthy snack.

Cherry Gazpacho ~ Healthy Soup Recipe ~ Savory Simple

I’m nervous, you guys. I’m kind of an introvert and have never been very good at public speaking. However, several months ago I enthusiastically agreed to do a cooking demo at the local farmer’s market. Suddenly that demo is a week away. Eek. 

Cherry Gazpacho ~ Healthy Soup Recipe ~ Savory Simple

I decided I should make something that was easy and preferably didn’t involve any actual cooking. Gazpacho seemed like a perfect way to showcase market ingredients while being able to banter with people and answer questions. After a few experiments, I have my perfect recipe!

I had one word in mind while developing this recipe (NO, not “fear”). Refreshing. I wanted this chilled soup to be a refreshing summer snack or appetizer.

As I experimented with more traditional gazpacho ingredients I ran into issues. Cucumbers, basil, bell peppers, vinegar and bread resulted in muddled flavors that fought with the natural lightness of the cherries.

So I went back to the drawing board. Orange juice to enhance the cherries, lemon juice for a less acidic kick and shallots for a milder onion flavor.

Mint instead of basil because it’s incredible with cherries. The results were exactly what I was seeking- a light, refreshing, sweet and savory chilled soup.  I think you’ll like it.

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Cherry Gazpacho

This cherry gazpacho is light and refreshing! Perfect for summer parties or a light, healthy snack.
Course Appetizer, Snack, Soup
Cuisine American, Spanish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 46
Author Jennifer Farley

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sweet cherries, pitted
  • Juice from 1 large orange (about 1/4 cup)
  • Juice from 1 lemon (about 2-3 tablespoons)
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons shallot, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh mint, chopped finely
  • salt and fresh black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Puree the cherries, orange juice, lemon juice, garlic, shallot and mint in a blender until smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 0.9% | Vitamin C: 6.4% | Calcium: 1% | Iron: 1.6%

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About Jennifer Farley

Jennifer graduated from the Culinary Arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine, and has worked professionally as a line cook, pastry chef, and cooking instructor. Her cookbook, The Gourmet Kitchen, was published in 2016 by Simon & Schuster.

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