how to make an easy gazpacho soup

Once upon a time, I grew up believing that gazpacho could only be made one way, with TLC and carefully chopped vegetables done by hand. They needed to be small and the time put into making it was what made it so special and so good.

how to make an easy gazpacho soup

My husband and I met 30 years ago and are coming up on 25 years of marriage. For most of this time, I have been hand chopping the vegetables for gazpacho for him and this soup has always been a summer staple. Even when my arthritis was terrible, I would forgo other activities to be able to save my hands to carefully chop these vegetables.

Well, the day came last year when he called and said he was on his way home and craving gazpacho. So, not having time to hand chop, I was forced to do it the easy way, which I hadn’t done in years. At dinner that night, he actually told me he preferred the soup made this way. Why now! Why didn’t he tell me this 26 years ago? I could have spent those hours doing something else.

It’s a little disappointing to me as this activity always calmed me and it was rewarding to see the vegetables so perfectly cut. But, not any more. Now, I always do it the easy way!

what goes into easy gazpacho

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 large onion
  • 1-2 cucumbers (1 English or two smaller)
  • 4-5 tomatoes
  • 1 green pepper
  • Handful of cilantro for topping
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vinegar – I use red, white, or champagne.
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, but you can omit.
  • 3 cups tomato juice

Directions for Easy Gazpacho

Here is the easy part…

  • Wash your veggies.
  • Use your food processor and purée each ingredient.  The garlic and onion can be done together.  Set aside a small amount of vegetables to chop for toppings.how to make an easy gazpacho
  • Once each is done, pour into a big bowl to combine.
  • Add the salt, vinegar, and tomato juice and mix.what are the ingredients for easy gazpacho
  • Place in the refrigerator to rest for at least two hours, until you are ready to serve.
  • Serve topped with chopped veggie and cilantro.

Enjoy the soup and your free time!

Gazpacho Soup Recipe

An easy, delicious, and healthy gazpacho soup.
Author Dana Zucker

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 large onion
  • 1-2 cucumbers 1 English or two smaller
  • 4-5 to matoes
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vinegar - I use red white, or champagne.
  • 1/4 cup olive oil but you can omit.
  • 3 cups tomato juice

Instructions

  1. Wash your veggies.
  2. Use your food processor and purée each ingredient. The garlic and onion can be done together.how to make an easy gazpacho. Set aside a small amount of veggies to be chopped for toppings.
  3. Once each is done, pour into a big bowl to combine.
  4. Add the salt, vinegar, and tomato juice and mix.what are the ingredients for easy gazpacho.
  5. Place in the refrigerator to rest for at least two hours, until you are ready to serve.
  6. Serve topped with chopped veggies and cilantro.

 

I am a home cook that does things my way. In my kitchen, I make breakfast, pack lunches, prepare snacks, and cook dinner. During the week, we eat real food that is homemade, organic, and local. On the weekends we do explore more of our local restaurants. I bake my own bread, juice fresh oranges every other day, and make my own kombucha and other weekly favorites.