Classic Spanish Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a soup made of raw vegetables and served cold, usually with a tomato base, originating in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. What I love most about this delicious soup is that it is so easy to prepare and that it is packed with nutrients- simply a great combination.  And you don’t even have to cook the soup! The only thing you need to have for a great result is a high speed blender. Can it get any better?



Classic Spanish Gazpacho
Serves 4
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Prep Time
30 min
Prep Time
30 min
  1. 2 1/4 cups ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped (about 4 garden tomatoes)
  2. 1 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
  3. 1/2 cup chopped celery
  4. 1/4 cup chopped red pepper
  5. 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  6. 1/2 tsp chopped garlic
  7. 1/2 tbsp chopped jalapeno pepper (optional, but highly recommended)
  8. 1 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  9. 2 tbsp good quality extra virgin olive oil
  10. 3/4 cup tomato juice
  11. Salt, pepper, ground coriander
  12. 1 1/2 tbsp fresh cilantro
  13. 1/2 lime, cut into slices
For the relish
  1. 1 tbsp each - small diced red pepper, cucumber, red onion and red tomatoes
  2. 1/2 tbsp lime juice
  3. 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  4. Salt and pepper
  1. Combine all ingredients except bread and limes in a blender and process until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl and refrigerate for 4 hours.
  2. For the relish combine all ingredients and chill for 1 hour. Ladle out soup into bowls, top with a heaping tablespoon of relish and a slice of lime. Serve toasted whole grain bread on the side.

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