Friday recipe: gazpacho

July 30, 2010 —

The tomatoes in my garden aren’t quite ripe yet, but when they are I’m going to be making lots of this gazpacho and every other tomato recipe I can get my hands on.

When it’s cold out, I love a big bowl of tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich, but when it’s hot out, gazpacho hits the spot. I was skeptical of cold soup when I first heard of it, but it’s so refreshing on a hot day!

What’s your favorite tomato recipe?

4 cups tomato juice
2 cups chopped seeded tomato
1 3/4 cups chopped seeded unpeeled cucumber
1 cup finely chopped yellow bell pepper
1 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

1. Combine all ingredients except basil in a large bowl; cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours before serving.

2. Ladle the gazpacho into soup bowls; top with basil.


  • Master MBA

    Love your Gazpacho recipe! It is hard to think of my favorite tomato recipe, there are so many it would be hard to pick one. So, I guess I would have to choose any recipe that included fresh tomatoes and lots of garlic! Thanks again for the recipe.

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    My mother still makes the exact same thing. If I don’t want to eat it as soup, it doubles as a pretty good salsa too! :)

  • Andy

    Hi Andrea, I tried the sweet potato fries. They were yummy!!! Thanks for such recipes. I also love tomatoes. I will try this one this weekend. Till then…. Good bye!!!

  • Kath Stuart

    can I use dried basil instead of the fresh one?

  • Ishita

    Hi Andrea your Gazpacho is a good recipe. I love it… I eagerly wait for your next recipe.

  • Marc

    Gazpacho – the name is so appealing and so the preparation. It doesn’t involve cooking rather than hand mixing and so the nutritional values remains intact. I hope the preparation will be tasty enough along with the cheesed sandwich. Thanks for this recipe.

  • John

    This is a great summertime recipe. No heat in the kitchen and very nutritious. Thanks for posting.