Best Gazpacho Recipe

This easy, cold summer soup is a must-try, and a great way to use up your garden veggies. Dust off your blender and whip up a batch!

This easy, cool summer soup is a must-try, and a great way to use up your garden veggies. It’s also a great way to get your “5 a day” and help curb your appetite.

Gazpacho - Cold borscht

Best Gazpacho Recipe

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 4-5 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled
  • 1 large red onion, quartered
  • 1 green or red bell pepper, halved
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups tomato juice or V8 juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ¼ teaspoon hot pepper sauce, such as Tabasco® (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Ground black pepper


  • In a blender or food processor, combine the tomatoes, cucumber, onion, bell pepper, garlic, and 1 cup of tomato juice. Pulse until the veggies are coarsely chopped but not liquified, working in batches, if necessary.
  • In a large serving bowl, mix the pureed vegetables with the remaining tomato juice, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, pepper sauce (if desired).
  • Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Serves 4.
  • If desired, add a dollop of plain yogurt to each bowl and a sprig of cilantro or flat leaf parsley.
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This is much like a recipe I’ve had for years, and at the moment can’t put my hands on it. The 1st thing I do is put the tomatoes in boiling water for 10 seconds, refresh w/cold water, peel, and remove some of the seeds. sherry vinegar, adds a little to it too. Making it slightly chunky is great, and then I put extra vegetables, in bowls on the side, so people can make it xtra chunky. The thing that sets it off for us, is either adding cooked shrimp and/or lobster. Carl, I agree with the basil, I put that, and parsley in the gazpacho, cheese on the side sounds great too, with a little crusty bread, yum.

Susan Higgins

Sounds delish!

Carl Long

I have made this for my family with 1 additional ingredient, 3 sprigs of fresh Lemon Basil. And serve with an assortment of cheeses.

Susan Higgins

Carl, it sounds delish!

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