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Gazpacho Me!!!

This fabulous recipe comes from the classic "The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook" by Ina Garten.  It is heaven in a chilled mug.  But don't even think about making this dish with out-of-season tomatoes or canned tomatoes!  That would be a sacrilege, and will be punished without exception by a public flogging with a wet lasagna noodle in the parking lot of your nearest WalMart.




2 hothouse cucumbers, halved and seeded but not peeled  (At the grocery store, these cukes are usually individually wrapped.  They are sweeter and have fewer seeds than traditional cukes.)

3 red bell peppers, cored and seeded  (I favor using 2 red bells and one green.)

8 plum tomatoes

2 red onions

6 cloves garlic, minced

46 ounces (six cups) tomato juice  (Sacramento brand is recommended.)

1/2 cup white wine vinegar

1/2 cup good olive oil

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper

(I will often add a few healthy shots of Chipotle Tabasco sauce to the mix.)


Roughly chop the cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, and red onions into one inch cubes.  If using a food processor fitted with a steel blade, pulse each vegetable individually until they are coarsely chopped.


After each vegetable is chopped or processed, combine them in a large bowl and add the garlic, tomato juice, vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper.  Mix well and chill before serving.  The longer gazpacho sits, the more the flavors develop.


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fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
YUM!!! :feedme: Thanks for the link! I'm going to have to whip up a batch this weekend!
lauren lauren 6 years
fuzzles since you haven't snuck into my fridge just yet (at least I don't think so ;) ), here is the gazapacho recipe I just made! To die for!!!! Oh I heart summer!
Iveenia Iveenia 6 years
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
Want! Want! *sneaking into Lauren's fridge*
lauren lauren 6 years
I have a gazapacho in the fridge right now! I will share my recipe tomorrow! Can't wait to dig in!
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
Totally agree! And you're very welcome. :D
Iveenia Iveenia 6 years
one of the best soups for summer - thank you Fuzzles :)

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