|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 1g||1%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||1%|
|Total Carbohydrate 26g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||19%|
|Total Sugars 15g|
|Vitamin C 98mg||492%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Gazpacho is a chilled Spanish soup that is refreshing on a hot summer day and doesn't take much to prepare. This recipe calls for cucumber, tomatoes, bell pepper, and celery pureed together with some balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, garlic and fresh herbs, including fresh parsley and fresh basil.
This basic vegan recipe for cold gazpacho soup can be dressed up with some croutons or hot sauce, depending on your taste. Gazpacho and other cold soups are an excellent starter for a dinner, and also work well served with bread for a light and healthy lunch. Don't be fooled by the long ingredients list, as this gazpacho cold soup is a breeze to prepare.
If you like gazpacho or cold soups in general, try a watermelon gazpacho recipe for the perfect cooling summer treat. And, if you just want to browse through some more cold soup ideas, check out our collection of vegetarian and vegan chilled summer soups, for the perfect light and soothing summer soups, including mango ginger soup, avocado, and cream soup, melon cucumber soup and more.
1 cucumber, cut into chunks
4 large ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1/2 bell pepper, any color
2 cloves garlic
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 sweet onion, quartered
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar, or balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil
Olive oil, for garnish, optional
Fresh herbs, for garnish, optional
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Place the cucumber chunks, chopped tomatoes, bell pepper, garlic, celery, lemon juice and onion in a blender or food processor, and blend. Work in batches if needed.
Add the red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper, and process or blend together until smooth or nearly smooth (whatever texture you prefer is fine).
Transfer to a large bowl, cover and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.
To serve, portion into bowls or cups, garnish with extra fresh herbs and a drizzle of olive oil, freshly cracked pepper and flaky salt.