The Easiest Summer Gazpacho Recipe

Use ripe tomatoes to make the best easy gazpacho recipe, an Seville-style cold soup for dinner, an appetizer, or lunch. You'll use lots of vegetables including cucumbers, onions, garlic, and peppers. Use a Vitamix blender so it's an easy cleanup. Make it for your family tonight! #tomatoes #recipe #soup #summerrecipe #vitamix #recipes

Tomato season is here. How many ways can you use ripe tomatoes? Salsa, Caprese salad, pasta sauce, panzanella, bruschetta…gazpacho!

We recently watched Gazpacho is the New Orange by Julia Moskin of The New York Times, who focused on a Seville-style gazpacho. According to Moskin, in Andalusia, gazpacho is a hugely popular summer drink.

It’s easy to make and a great way to eat tons of fresh and flavorful summer vegetables! Serve in glasses for a casual party, or in bowls as part of your dinner, or in smaller cups to create an amuse-bouche. We also thought bite-sized grilled cheese sandwiches made with gruyere would be a wonderful companion to pull the fall “tomato soup and sandwich” concept into summer. Don’t miss 10 ways to use tomatoes.

Here’s what we did:

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The Easiest Summer Gazpacho Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 8-10 medium tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 purple onion, roughly chopped
  • handfull of parsley
  • 3 green Jimmy Nardello or Italian frying peppers, roughly chopped (don’t use bell peppers)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed
  • about ¼ cup olive oil
  • sherry vinegar, dash
  • salt
  • pepper
Instructions
  1. We added everything to our Vitamix (tomatoes on bottom), but you could easily use a hand blender. Once the vegetables were well-blended, we added the vinegar, salt, and pepper to taste. Then we finished by adding the olive oil and mixing well. We then used a food mill on the finest setting to push through the liquid and pull out any of the remaining pieces. You can also use a mesh strainer to do this. For a quick chill, pop it into the freezer or serve over some ice. If you have time, you can put it into the fridge to cool.

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