Fresh Tomato Gazpacho Recipe

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  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 6 Bowls (6 to 8 Servings)
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Gazpacho is a great warm weather soup! This gazpacho recipe is fairly traditional and really shows off the vine-ripened goodness of tomatoes. You can make this gazpacho as mild or spicy as you like by adjusting the number of hot peppers.
 

What You'll Need

  • 6 large ripe red tomatoes (cored)
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small sweet onion (diced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (finely minced)
  • 1 large bell pepper (seeded, diced; red, orange or yellow)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (seeded and finely minced)
  • 1 English cucumber (diced)
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • Dash salt (or to taste)
  • Dash freshly ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro (chopped)

How to Make It

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cut a small X on the bottom of each tomato with a sharp knife, and add to the boiling water for just 20 seconds. Carefully remove with a strainer or slotted spoon, and put in a bowl of ice-cold water. When cool peel off the skin, cut in half and squeeze out the seeds.
  2. Add the tomato halves to a blender, with the tomato juice, and olive oil. Pulse on and off, until the tomatoes are pureed. Add a little water if needed to thin. Pour into a large glass bowl or other glass serving container. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir well, cover, and let sit in the fridge for 1 hour to develop flavors.
  1. Ladle into chilled bowls and serve with cilantro. Top with extra pieces of the vegetables to garnish, if desired.


Tip: For a colorful presentation, dice some extra vegetables to top this delicious cold soup before serving

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 90
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 32 mg
Carbohydrates 13 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 2 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)