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


  • Directions:
    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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