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Smoky Gazpacho

Smoky Gazpacho

Smoky Gazpacho

Recipe By Pat Benfer & Cheryl Ytreeide


6 to 8 servings

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Recipe By Pat Benfer & Cheryl Ytreeide

Smoked salt, black pepper, and paprika add an exciting twist to this easy, fresh, spicy gazpacho.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with a dollop of crème fraiche or sour cream and chopped fresh cilantro.


2 lbs. tomatoes, cored and roughly chopped (about 4 large or 6 medium tomatoes)

1 large cucumber, roughly chopped

1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped

1 small red onion, roughly chopped

1 jalapeño (optional)

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Juice of 2 limes

1/3 cup red wine vinegar

1/4 cup olive oil

1 Tbsp. paprika of choice:

1 Tbsp. smoked salt of choice:

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

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  • Smoked Spanish Hot Paprika

    Smoked Spanish Hot Paprika seasoning adds the perfect amount of hot, smoky flavor and great color to almost any dish. Use smoked hot paprika to sea...

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  • Alderwood Smoked Sea Salt

    Alderwood Smoked Sea Salt is one of the best aromatic smoked sea salts to add to your spice collection. These smoked salt flakes are 100% natural, ...

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  • Bourbon Barrel Smoked Salt

    Bourbon Barrel Smoked Salt is salt that has been smoked over bourbon barrels for a uniquely smoky flavor and woody aroma. This bourbon smoked salt ...

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  • Whiskey Barrel Smoked Black Pepper

    Whiskey Barrel Smoked Black Pepper is one of our all-time favorite seasonings. These cracked peppercorns become smoked peppercorns at our Denver, C...

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Step 1: Puree vegetables

In a blender, puree tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, vinegar, and olive oil for 5 min. until smooth, occasionally scraping down sides of blender. Puree in batches if needed. Strain into a large bowl and discard pulp.

Step 2: Season & chill

Stir paprika of choice, salt of choice, and Whiskey Barrel Smoked Black Pepper into mixture until well-combined. Cover and chill for 1 to 2 hours. Serve cold.