This ultimate summer gazpacho recipe is everything you could ever want from gazpacho. Bursting with flavor and full of wholesome ingredients. The perfect chilled summertime soup that highlights the best produce of the season. Super ripe heirloom tomatoes make it notably special, and a variety of other in-season vegetables like cucumber, peppers and red onions add an impressive depth of flavor. Plus – this version is made without bread! Which makes it paleo, vegan, and whole30 friendly! It is a summer dream come true.
I never even liked gazpacho until I ordered it in Seville, Spain about 7 years ago. Likely story, I know. But it’s true!
I just feel like there’s so many not-so-good versions of this soup – and when it’s bad, it’s really bad. But apparently, when it’s good, it’s also really really good 😉.
I was in a little restaurant in the streets of Sevilla – and being in Spain, I felt like I had to at least try some gazpacho. And then I fell in love, finding out just how GOOD it could be when it was made right.
So when we finished our meal with this most epic gazpacho, we had to ask for some clues as to how they made it. Our waiter smirked – I’m sure because he’d been asked this question hundreds of times before by tourists, AND because I’m also pretty sure this was the type of place that doesn’t really HAVE recipes. But even though there were no direct measurements or instructions given, he did tell us what the ingredients were, and so I held on to that information and the sublime taste in my memory like my life depended on it.
Say hello to THIS gorgeous number! 5 ingredient cashew beet snack dip is here to rock your snack loving world in the most beautiful and delicious way. Besides being such a looker it’s also good for you inside and out – made with beets, soaked cashews, garlic, white or red wine vinegar and salt. THAT’S IT! Crazy easy and crazy good.
This recipe falls decidedly into my favorite category of recipes – SNACKS!
I almost started this post with “snacks are made for summer time eating”. But then I backspaced my way out of that one real quick because I honestly don’t think there’s a time of year where a good snack doesn’t have a place at the table. Amirite?
You guys on team snacks, too? Then you’ve gotta get in on this one. It takes the dip game to the next level.
It was one of those accidental recipes (those are my favorite!) that just sort of happened one thanksgiving when I had an extra batch of cashew cream in the fridge that I didn’t use up when making this gravy, and some extra roasted beets from this recipe. In search of a yummy snack we added those two things plus a few extra goodies to the food processor and this 5 ingredient cashew beet snack dip was born.
I’ve honestly been meaning to share the recipe with you guys for like, um, forever.. but somehow it ended up at the bottom of my blog post ideas list and I just kind of forgot about it (gasp! I know.) until my best friend who helped me come up with the recipe told me she had just made it for a party. And then I snapped back to my senses and put it right back at the top of my list.
I’m sorry. Forgive me. So silly for waiting so long.
These olive oil fried eggs with a fresh herb and tomato salad are made with only a few ingredients and are legit a delightful dream of a real food breakfast! Or lunch, or dinner, if you’re the kind of person who could eat fried eggs for every meal #totallyme.
Fried eggs + salad = pretty much every weekend breakfast for me ever.
Okay maybe not every one ever… (case in point – I do sometimes go for pancakes, too). But it is my go-to, tried and true breakfast for whenever I have more time than to make a smoothie or grab a couple of hard boiled eggs.
So every Friday when I stock up my refrigerator for the weekend I alllllways make sure I have eggs and salad ingredients. It’s seriously the easiest most versatile breakfast that I am never not in the mood for. It’s healthy, quick, and very delicious (<– the most important things).
And while I don’t usually like to tell people what to do, I definitely think you guys should give the formula a try this weekend 😉 The beauty of it is in the delicious simplicity. Salad of your favorite seasonal ingredients + fried eggs is an equation that never tastes bad.