Try making a cool and refreshing soup with this easy-to-make gazpacho recipe.
This gazpacho soup combines the sweet and tart flavors of tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, and zucchini along with various herbs and spices.
What is Gazpacho?
Gazpacho is a Spanish dish; it’s a vegetable soup that has been blended and is served chilled. Typical gazpacho soup ingredients include tomatoes, zucchini, onions, and/or cucumbers, but other vegetables are options too. This easy version is not traditional in that it uses vegetable juice, but it is both easy and delicious.
- Gazpacho is delicious and nutritious!
- This chilled soup is the perfect recipe to enjoy on hot summer days.
- It can be served in a variety of ways. Blend some or all of the vegetables to adjust the texture.
Ingredients for Gazpacho
Vegetables – Zucchini, tomatoes, cucumber, onions, green red, or yellow bell pepper, and garlic are all the vegetables included to make this soup such a flavorful success.
Seasonings – Fresh herbs like basil and parsley and some cumin are what gives this soup a bold and deep flavor profile. A splash of lime and some balsamic vinegar give it extra undertones.
Variations – Add some cubed watermelon for a sweeter gazpacho.
How to Make Gazpacho
- Peel the tomatoes and dice the vegetables (as per the recipe below).
- Blend the tomatoes with tomato juice in a food processor or blender. Add the garlic, vinegar, lime, and cumin.
- Stir in the finely chopped ingredients and allow to chill. Serve chilled.
Garnish each bowl of gazpacho with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, some diced avocado, a sprinkle of kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Add a few croutons if you’d like.
Gazpacho can be frozen and can last in the freezer for 6 to 8 months. It will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Did you enjoy this Fresh Gazpacho? Be sure to leave a comment and a rating below!
Easy Fresh Gazpacho
- 2 pounds ripe tomatoes about 4-5 large
- ½ English cucumber diced
- ½ cup red bell pepper (or green bell pepper) finely chopped
- ⅔ cup vegetable juice or tomato juice
- ¼ cup red onion finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil high quality
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil for garnish
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley for garnish
- salt & pepper to taste
- Cut a small 'X' in the bottom of the tomatoes and drop into boiling water. Cook 30 seconds and plunge into ice water. Peel skins and discard. Cut tomatoes in half and remove the seeds.
- Dice cucumbers, tomatoes, bell pepper, and red onions. Optional: set aside ½ cup of the chopped vegetables to add as garnish to the soup.
- Place tomatoes in a blender with the vegetable juice. Puree until smooth. Add garlic, vinegar, lime juice, olive oil and cumin. Blend to combine.
- Stir in finely chopped ingredients and chill at least 2 hours or overnight. Taste and season with salt & pepper.
- Garnish with fresh herbs (and reserved vegetables).
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
© SpendWithPennies.com. Content and photographs are copyright protected. Sharing of this recipe is both encouraged and appreciated. Copying and/or pasting full recipes to any social media is strictly prohibited. Please view my photo use policy here.
Like our recipes?
Follow us on Pinterest!