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9 Refreshing Gazpachos to Keep You Cool This Summer

Our winter soups were so demanding. They insisted on caramelized onions and bay leaves, on parmesan rinds and cream. And just when we thought we were done, they made us simmer everything for hours on end. But now, it’s summer — and we have gazpacho.

If we did it like they do in Spain, we’d make all our gazpachos with tomato and cucumber. We’d grind them with a mortar and pestle and pour our olive oil in a slow, steady stream. But really, gazpacho is down for whatever’s in your crisper drawer — for your peaches, your watermelons, the leftovers from your last farmers market binge. With only a food processor and a little imagination, gazpacho will carry you through the dog days of summer.

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Get Fresh

Go classic with a tomato and cucumber gazpacho, brightened with a splash of white wine vinegar. The Healthy Foodie opts for fresh, ripe tomatoes that taste like summer in a bowl.

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Roast It

If you can stand the heat, try roasting your tomatoes to give them an extra smoky flavor. Love and Lemons breaks it down.

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Bloody Mary

Bloody Marys aren’t just for boozy brunch anymore. Take a cue from your favorite weekend cocktail and toss in a few celery stalks and a splash of Worcestshire sauce. Thanks, Taste Food!

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Berry Merry

Feeling brave? Go rogue with a strawberry gazpacho from Five and Spice. Bell peppers and cucumbers bring this savory soup down to earth.

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Peachy Keen

While we’re getting crazy, throw in some peaches to sweeten the deal, à la How Sweet It Is.

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Beet Generation

Over at Wild Greens and Sardines, golden beets make one glorious bowl of sunshine — with a little heat from cayenne pepper.

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Off the Cob

You already love corn chowder. This summer, fall in love with its warm-weather sister, corn gazpacho. Shared Appetite has the recipe.

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White Gazpacho

This gazpacho from Green Kitchen Stories gets its color from grapes, lemon, and cucumber — with a hearty helping of almonds for some extra heft.

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Cherry on Top

Yes, cherry gazpacho is a thing. And yes, it is delicious. Savory Simple rounds out the flavors with a sprinkling of shallots and fresh mint.

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