Andrea Cooley July 30, 2010Friday recipe: gazpacho 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?Gazpacho 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 basilDirections 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. 6 responses to “Friday recipe: gazpacho” 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.Log in to Reply 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! 🙂Log in to Reply can I use dried basil instead of the fresh one?Log in to Reply Hi Andrea your Gazpacho is a good recipe. I love it… I eagerly wait for your next recipe.Log in to Reply 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.Log in to Reply This is a great summertime recipe. No heat in the kitchen and very nutritious. Thanks for posting.Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.