Simple Vegan Blueberry Gazpacho Recipe made with fresh blueberries is a cold, refreshing summer soup that you just can’t resist. Top with crunchy cucumber and fresh blueberries
My local grocery store had a buy one / get one free sale on blueberries and I couldn’t resist getting a few!
They also taste good in smoothies, but, I wanted to try something different! The hot Florida weather inspired me to make a chilled blueberry soup. I am so glad I did that because this soup was so refreshing and cooling.
What is gazpacho?
Gazpacho is basically cold soup. Its tomatoes mixed with spices and served cold. Traditionally, its made with tomatoes, but, gazpacho has been expanded to include any ingredient as long as its served in chill form
I have actually tried watermelon gazpacho and it was soooo good. Its definitely worth a try making it on hot summer days because the soup can make a hot day seem like a snow day!
How did gazpacho originate?
Gazpacho originated from the Andalusian region of Spain where it started out as a bread soup. When bread was going stale, the natives would turn it into a cold, liquid-y meal.
It evolved to using tomatoes and even bread in it. This is the version we have come to know and love.
Can blueberries be frozen?
Yes, they can be frozen and they will retain their flavors.
So, I was wondering if I could freeze these fresh blueberries instead of turning them into gazpacho soup. I took about a small ziplock bag and put blueberries in it
After that, I froze them for about a week before using them in a recipe. The frozen blueberries retained their shape, texture and color for the whole week. I am sure if I freeze them for longer period, they would remain just as fresh.
So, the short answer is that yes, blueberries can be frozen.
How to store blueberries?
I always have more blueberries than called for in the recipe. This was the first time I tested freezing them. Most of the time, I place them in paper towel and place them in a ziplock bag.
After that, I refrigerate them and use within a week. This way, the blueberry stays fresh and delicious.
How many calories in blueberries?
This is a question I see being asked often online. Its always got me curious and I wonder what kind of calories they have and their nutrition factor.
I like going to My Fitness Pal to get calorie information for everything. According to them, 1 cup of raw blueberries contain 83 calories. They are also a good source of Vitamin C because they have 23% RDA. Check out the full list of nutrition in 1 cup of raw blueberries at My Fitness Pal’s Site.
– Lime Juice
– Onion Powder
– Almond Milk
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What’s your favorite gazpacho recipe?
Blueberry Gazpacho Recipe
- 2 cup Blueberry washed and dried
- 3/4 Cucumber peeled and deseeded
- 1 tsp Ginger peeled
- 1 Tbsp Onion Powder
- 1 Tbsp Lime Juice
- 1 tsp Oregano use fresh oregano
- 1/4 cup Almond Milk or coconut milk
- Place all the ingredients into a blend
- Blend on low 2 minutes
- Transfer to a strainer
- Cover the liquid and chill overnight
- Save Pulp for Future Recipes