Savory Vitamix Recipes + a giveaway!

I’ve had a long-term love affair with my Vitamix. It was one of my very first exciting blog gifts, and I’ve used it almost every day since. I even ended up taking it with me on my honeymoon! (Maybe I should be embarrassed that I traveled with a giant blender, but nope. I own it.) I can confidently say it’s my favorite and most-often-used kitchen appliance.

Of course, when you think of Vitamix, what’s the first thing to come to mind?

Smoothies.

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We have lots and lots of smoothies in our house…

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But, the beauty of the Vitamix is that you can make pretty much anything with the high-powered blender, including nut butters, flours and savory recipes.

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Here are some of my favorite savory Vitamix recipes: my favorite salsa, spinach and artichoke dip, and roasted vegetable soup. (<– all vegan, too!)

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Hope you enjoy!

[Read on for the recipes and your chance to win a Vitamix of your own!]

My favorite salsa
This salsa is amazing for parties and tastes just like the restaurant version. It makes quite a bit, so store in jars in the fridge or gift some to friends and family with a bag of your favorite chips.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 28 oz can of whole, peeled tomatoes, drained
  2. 14 oz diced tomatoes with green chiles, drained
  3. Juice of one lime
  4. 1-2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (or you can use a fresh jalapeño)
  5. pinch of sugar
  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  7. 2 garlic cloves
  8. 3 scallions, roughly chopped
  9. 1/4 cup cilantro
Instructions
  1. In the Vitamix, add the scallions, garlic, chipotle and cilantro. "Pulse" to chop by setting the speed on medium and quickly switching between "on" and "off."
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend on medium speed until chopped and combined.
  3. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.
  4. Serve with your favorite chips, or keep on hand for a wonderful omelet, sweet potato or chicken topping.
Adapted from Restaurant-style Salsa
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Spinach and artichoke dip
A savory dip that's also wonderful as a salad component, spread on sandwiches on with your favorite protein.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 8 oz frozen spinach (or 1 bag of fresh spinach)
  2. 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
  3. 2 cloves garlic
  4. 1 jar (6 oz) marinated artichokes
  5. Juice of one lemon
Instructions
  1. In a large pan on medium heat, add a little olive oil or butter and sauté the garlic and onion until soft and translucent.
  2. Add the spinach and heat through.
  3. Transfer the mixture to the Vitamix and add your artichoke hearts and lemon juice.
  4. Pulse well to combine.
  5. Serve with crackers as a quick and lovely appetizer, or store in the fridge to enjoy on sandwiches and salads throughout the week.
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Roasted Vegetable Soup
Serves 6
A comforting and hearty bowl of soup, best-served with crusty bread and your favorite salad
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 5 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  2. 1 bag (16 oz) of carrots, peeled and chopped
  3. 1 bag (8 oz) of parsnips, peeled and chopped
  4. 32 oz. chicken or vegetable broth
  5. Salt, pepper and olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and spray a roasting pan with olive oil or nonstick spray.
  2. Place the veggies on the baking dish, drizzle olive oil, and season well with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast for 30 minutes until soft and slightly golden brown.
  4. Let cool slightly.
  5. Place the vegetables in the Vitamix along with the container of broth, and blend until your desired consistency. (I like a little texture in mine)
  6. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.
  7. Transfer to a large pot on the stove and heat through before serving.
Adapted from Roasted Winter Vegetable SOup
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Hope you enjoy the recipes!!

Now it’s time for the chance to win a shiny, beautiful Vitamix.

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Here’s how to enter:
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The giveaway will end Monday night at midnight and announced in Tuesday’s morning post.

Ready, set, go!!

xoxo

Gina

This post was sponsored by Vitamix. To participate, I received compensation, but as always, all opinions are my own. I was so excited for the chance to give one away to a lucky reader!! xo

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Comments

  1. I would make banana soft serve if I won the vitamix!!!

  2. Ah, the dreamy Vitamix! I’d make my own fresh cinnamon almond milk!

  3. Been eyeing that for years!!

  4. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I would make smoothies!

  5. Watermelon gazpacho!

  6. This would be so awesome!

  7. i would try to make smoothes

  8. A Vitamix would make my smoothie-making habit so much easier…would love to win one!

  9. my first thing would be vegan cheese! but really i have a million first things

  10. I would make almond butter. That is definitely something my current blender cannot handle.

  11. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would make a smoothie.

  12. I would make soup since it’s freezing here in Canada!

  13. I have wanted one of these forever! The first thing I would make would be a smoothie. Yum!

  14. Marney White says:

    The first thing I would make is organic body butter with raw shea butter and organic raw coconut oil, scented with my favorite essential oils! Vitamix rocks! 🙂

  15. Who knew smoothies could be so exciting?? Bring on the Vitamix!

  16. I’d make a massive green smoothie!

  17. I would make vanilla almond butter and then use that to make a smoothie!!

  18. The fact you took your Vitamix on your honeymoon… I just have no words. I’m all about a healthy lifestyle but c’mon now.

  19. I finally broke down and ordered a Vitamix. Can’t wait to get. So nice to find your site with all the recipes. Looking forward to making lots of things and hopefully getting a little healthier blood pressure ways.

  20. I would make peach cranberry jam. Which is really delicious. (Roast peaches + cranberries ->puree in blender -> thicken with chia seeds.)

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