1. Food
Send to a Friend via Email

Recipes and Instructions for Using your Food Processor or Blender

To make the most of your food processor or blender, here are recipes and tutorials that can help you explore the possibilities of what you can do with your food processor or blender.

Carrot-Ginger Soup with Coconut Recipe
This carrot ginger soup is creamy and full of flavor, and it's vegan, to boot!

Lentil and Kielbasa Pot Pie
This hearty pot pie is filled with sausage and lentils, and topped with a cornmeal laced biscuit.

Blender “Cooked” Tomato Soup Recipe
If you have a Vitamix or other high-power blender, you can "cook" this soup in minutes.

Sneaky-Veggie Meatloaf
No one will ever notice all the veggies hidden in this meatloaf recipe.

Vanilla-Orange Power Smoothie
A nutrient-packed smoothie with a yummy flavor.

Vanilla-Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe
A healthy smoothie that tastes like pumpkin pie.

Crispy Trout with Avocado Cream Recipe
A trout recipe made with an immersion blender.

Butternut Squash and Ginger Soup
Danny Boome, of Rescue Chef and The Chew, created this recipe.

How to Make Pesto
Basil pesto, made with basil plucked right from the garden, is one of summer's greatest pleasures. Here's how to make pesto with your food processor.

Making Baby Food with a Food Processor
New moms take note--making baby food is a snap with a food processor. This site offers tips and recipes on making wholesome purees with a food processor.

Salsa Recipes - Vidalia Tomato Salsa Recipe
This easy salsa recipe uses Vidalia onions, which are milder than regular yellow or white onions. Make this salsa recipe quickly and easily in your food processor.

Basil Pesto Recipe
Made with aromatic basil and mellow pine nuts, along with garlic, olive oil and parmesan cheese, this Italian condiment takes mere minutes to make in your food processor. Use pesto on pasta, grilled chicken or fish or even spread on slices of baguette.

Tomato Gazpacho with Parmesan Toasts
Gazpacho is a chilled soup, traditionally made with tomatoes and peppers and thickened with day-old bread. This version of gazpacho is made in the food processor with shallots for a milder flavor and is served with Parmesan toasts.

Yogurt-Thyme Hummus Recipe
This recipe for hummus uses yogurt for creaminess and tang and mixes up quickly in a food processor. Serve this hummus recipe at your next party, with homemade pita chips.

Tomatillo Salsa
Tomatillos are a staple of Mexican cuisine. They look like tiny green tomatoes, but they're actually part of the nightshade family, related to gooseberries. You can find canned tomatillos in the Mexican food section of your supermarket. Use this versatile tomatillo salsa on tacos, burritos and enchiladas, or try it drizzled over scrambled eggs for a spicy start to the day.

Recipe for Pimento Cheese with Green Olives
This pimento cheese recipe is a riff on a classic Southern treat that involves roasted pimento peppers, cheese and mayonnaise. This recipe for pimento cheese includes green olives for a briny kick. Serve pimento cheese on crackers, as a sandwich spread, or stuffed into cherry tomatoes or celery.

Creamy Tomato Soup Recipe
A blender or immersion blender makes this easy tomato soup recipe velvety smooth. Use canned roasted tomatoes in this tomato soup recipe for the best flavor.

Smoothie Recipes
If you've got a blender, you might as well put it to use whipping up nutritious, filling smoothies. This website has dozens of recipes for every taste.

Mashed Broccoli Recipe
Creamy and satisfying, yet high in nutrients, this dish may very well might replace mashed potatoes on your dinner plate.

Making Mashed Broccoli with an Immersion Blender
Creamy and delicious, mashed vegetables such as broccoli offer a much more nutritious alternative to mashed potatoes. Follow these simple instructions to use your immersion blender to make mashed broccoli with leeks. Once you've mastered the technique, you can use nearly any type of vegetable or vegetable combination.

Berry Smoothie Recipe
Frozen berries and an immersion blender help satisfy a smoothie craving in minutes. The pudding mix is optional, but it adds a satisfying richness that elevates this smoothie recipe to dessert status.

Vanilla Malted Milk Shake Recipe
This vanilla malted milk shake is lower in fat than an ice cream-parlor version, thanks to reduced-fat ice cream and milk. But malt powder still gives this vanilla malted milk shake its requisite richness.

Green Banana-Peanut Butter Smoothie
A delicious smoothie chock full of healthy spinach.

Watermelon Lime Agua Fresca
Watermelon is summer's most refreshing summer fruit. Here, watermelon and lime are paired in a Watermelon Lime Agua Fresca, a traditional Mexican drink. Enjoy this "virgin" drink at your next summer party.

Cantaloupe Honey Lime Popsicles
Homemade popsicles are healthy, fun and easy to make. This recipe for cantaloupe honey lime popsicles combines succulent melon with honey and tangy lime for a refreshing summer treat. It's an unexpected and delicious homemade popsicle recipe!

Watermelon Mint Popsicles
This popsicle recipe is super-easy to make – just throw watermelon and a few other ingredients in the blender, pour it into popsicle molds, freeze them for a few hours, and you're done! This recipe for homemade popsicles will soon become a favorite.

Butternut Squash Soup with Herbed Cream Recipe
Use an immersion blender both for making the soup creamy, and for preparing the herbed sour cream for the garnish.

Strawberry Cucumber Salsa
Strawberry salsa is an unusual twist on the classic Latin condiment.

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.