Skip Nav
Cooking Basics
The 1 Homemade Condiment You Should (and Can) Make Immediately
Gigi Hadid
The 1 Ingredient to Add to Tomato Soup, According to Gigi Hadid
Holiday Food
The Holiday Drink of 2016: Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Easy and Expert Recipes For Gazpacho

Gazpacho Two Ways — Beginner and Expert

Even if you aren't a fan of warm soups in Summer, it'd be hard not to get behind the tart, herbaceous, chilled Spanish soup known as gazpacho. In-season tomatoes provide a savory acidity, emulsified olive oil gives a creamy mouth-feel, and garlic packs a punch. In traditional Spanish recipes, the addition of day-old bread adds weight and body.

Make the soup by pulsing ripe tomatoes with other abundant vegetables — or go the rustic route, as California landmark Chez Panisse does, and use a mortar and pestle to smash cloves of garlic, and a grater to crush fresh heirloom tomatoes. See both versions of this classic refreshing soup when you

.

Beginner Gazpacho

Beginner Gazpacho

Easy Recipe For Gazpacho

Ingredients

  1. 3 small fennel bulbs, roughly chopped
  2. 4 celery stalks, roughly chopped
  3. 1 bunch scallions, roughly chopped
  4. 1 sweet onion (such as Vidalia), roughly chopped
  5. 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  6. 3 red bell peppers, seeded and roughly chopped
  7. 2 ripe tomatoes, diced (or one 14.5-ounce can chopped tomatoes, undrained)
  8. 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  9. 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  10. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  11. 4 cups (32 ounces) tomato or vegetable juice
  12. Juice of 2 lemons
  13. 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional)
  14. Lemon or lime wedges

Directions

  1. Place the fennel, celery, scallions, onion, garlic, and red peppers in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely chopped but not pureed.
  2. Transfer to a large glass or plastic bowl and stir in the tomatoes, oil, salt, black pepper, tomato juice, lemon juice, and hot sauce, if desired.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve chilled with the lemon or lime wedges.

Serves 6-8.

Expert Gazpacho

Expert Gazpacho

Expert Recipe For Gazpacho

Ingredients

  1. Soup:
  2. 1 dried ancho chile, stemmed and seeded
  3. 1 1⁄2 cups crustless, cubed day-old country white bread
  4. 2–3 cloves garlic, peeled
  5. Salt
  6. 5 lbs. best available vine-ripened red tomatoes, halved
  7. 1⁄3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  8. Relish:
  9. 1⁄2 lb. mixed varieties and colors small vine-ripened
  10. tomatoes, quartered
  11. 1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
  12. 1 small sweet yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded, and diced
  13. 1⁄2 small red onion, peeled and diced
  14. Leaves from 1⁄2 bunch chervil, chopped
  15. Leaves from 1⁄2 bunch basil, chopped
  16. 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  17. 1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  18. Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  19. 6 slices country white bread, brushed with extra-virgin
  20. Olive oil, toasted, and rubbed with 1 clove peeled garlic

Directions

  1. Make the soup: Soak chile in a bowl of hot water until soft, about 30 minutes.
  2. Drain, peel, and crush to a paste with a mortar and pestle; set aside.
  3. Soak bread cubes in a medium bowl of cold water until soft, about 5 minutes. Drain, squeeze out excess water, and set aside.
  4. Crush garlic with 2 tbsp. salt to a paste with a mortar and pestle, add soaked bread, and grind until smooth; set aside.
  5. Grate cut side of tomatoes just to skin on large holes of box grater into a strainer set over a large bowl, straining out seeds and pressing through as much pulp as possible; discard skins.
  6. Stir reserved chile paste, garlic-bread paste, and oil into tomato pulp and season to taste with salt. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  7. Make the relish: For the relish: Combine tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onions, chervil, basil, vinegar, oil, and salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl.
  8. Divide soup between 6 bowls; add a generous spoonful of relish and a slice of toast to each bowl.

Serves 6.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 7 years
ahh! i love gazpacho, especially in the summer when i can get tomatoes from the farmers market. so fresh!
TidalWave23 TidalWave23 7 years
Mmmm :drool: I absolutely love gazpacho!
TidalWave23 TidalWave23 7 years
Mmmm :drool: I absolutely love gazpacho!
Red Velvet Brownies Recipe
Holiday Edible Gift Ideas
Life-Changing Recipes
Best Recipe Videos 2016
Natilla Recipe
Iced Animal Cookie Cheesecake
Latin Finger Food Recipes

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Food
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds