Ultimate Gazpacho Recipe

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Christy Modified: October 29, 2021
Ultimate Gazpacho Recipe

How To Make Ultimate Gazpacho

Bursting with summer flavors, gazpacho is a delicious chilled soup perfect for the warm months. Learn how to make the perfect gazpacho with this recipe.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking:
Total: 25 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • lbred tomatoesripe, about 4 large or 9 small
  • ½lbVidaliaor sweet yellow onion, peeled and cut into rough 1″ chunks
  • ½lbcucumberpeeled and seeded
  • 1red bell peppermedium, cored and seeded
  • ¼cupfresh basil leavesplus extra for garnish
  • 1garlic clovelarge, peeled
  • ¼cupextra-virgin olive oil
  • 2tbspsherry vinegaror red wine vinegar
  • ¾tspfine sea salt
  • black pepperfreshly ground

Instructions

  1. Prepare your blender bowl, a medium serving bowl, and a small bowl on the counter.

  2. Core the tomatoes and cut them into rough 1-inch chunks. Reserve about 1/4 cup of the juicy tomato seeds and place them in your small bowl to be used as a garnish later.

  3. Add half of the tomato chunks to the blender, and the other half to your serving bowl. Add all of the onion chunks to the blender.

  4. Cut off about one-fourth of the cucumber. Finely chop that piece and place it in the small bowl. Slice the rest of the cucumber into rough 1-inch chunks, and divide them between the blender and the serving bowl. 

  5. Cut off about one-fourth of the bell pepper, finely chop that piece, and add it to the small bowl. Slice the rest of the bell pepper into rough 1-inch chunks and divide them between the blender and the serving bowl.

  6. To the blender, add the basil, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, salt, and about 10 twists of black pepper. Securely fasten the lid and blend, starting on low and increasing to high speed, for about 2 minutes until the mixture is completely smooth.

  7. Pour the contents of the serving bowl (the remaining chunks of tomato, cucumber and bell pepper) into the blender. Fasten the lid and blend for just 10 to 20 seconds, until the ingredients are broken up into small pieces. Stop there, or blend a little longer if you prefer smaller pieces.

  8. Add a small pinch of salt to the small bowl of garnishes, stir, and store it in the fridge. Chill the soup for at least 2 hours, or up to 24 hours.

  9. Before serving, taste, and add additional salt and/or black pepper if necessary.

  10. To serve, divide the soup into small bowls or cups, and top with the reserved cucumber and bell pepper. Top with a few tiny or torn basil leaves and a light sprinkle of pepper. Leftover servings keep well, covered and refrigerated, for 3 to 4 days.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 193.87kcal
  • Fat: 14.27g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.99g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.95g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.71g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.93g
  • Fiber: 4.65g
  • Sugar: 9.67g
  • Protein: 3.38g
  • Sodium: 453.37mg
  • Calcium: 49.61mg
  • Potassium: 841.53mg
  • Iron: 1.31mg
  • Vitamin A: 172.89µg
  • Vitamin C: 78.92mg
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