What inspired this gazpacho? Well, steamed greens… they’re so easy to make. Just a blanch here, a blanch there… a bit of water here and there.

I mean, what more can I ask for? Steamed pure green veggies… soaring with antioxidants n’ vitamins.

So, when I recently came across The Pioneer Woman’s Gazpacho recipe, I thought… why not create a spin on Ree’s recipe and add my steamed greens to the recipe. It was easier said than done. Just plopped these steamed veggies into my food processor and added Ree’s gazpacho ingredients. What more can I ask for?

So, here’s what I did.

Starting with the Cuisinart. Yes, the Cuisinart; my very own brand spankin’ new Cuisinart that I have been obsessed with since Saturday. I’m talking nonstop blending, pureeing, processing, oh my gosh…. these new Cuisinarts are incredible. I’ve been having way too much fun tossing all of my food into this baby.

So, after playing around for hours upon end with various steamed green veggies, I got to work. Tomatoes, a must, of course… a bit of sweetness with anise seeds and cilantro and a bit of savory with chili powder and ground cumin.

A chop here and a chop there. Tossed into the food processor and the rest is history.

Thanks Ree, for this Gazpacho inspiration.

Vegan Green Quinoa Gazpacho
Serves: 2
(Inspired by The Pioneer Woman)
Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree


  • 5 large Roma tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 1 yellow squash, sliced
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 large ripe avocado peeled and pitted
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and steamed
  • 1 cup green beans, trimmed and steamed
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Tabasco
  • 1 Tbsp. coriander
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly ground orange zest
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. anise seeds
  • Pinch sea salt and freshly ground white pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor; pulse until it forms a smooth consistency.
  2. Transfer to a large bowl. Place into the refrigerator for 1 hour to chill. Serve cool or at room temperature. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Green Quinoa Gazpacho
Amount Per Serving
Calories 707 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 501mg22%
Potassium 3045mg87%
Carbohydrates 110g37%
Fiber 27g113%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 5390IU108%
Vitamin C 156mg189%
Calcium 353mg35%
Iron 17mg94%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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Pretty clever, don’t ‘cha think?

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