Cold Summer Soups/ Tomato Heaven/ Vegan Recipes

Authentic Gaspacho Soup

An authentic gazpacho, prepared according to the Spanish method—perfect on hot summer days!

This typical dish is nothing less than a cold soup made from tomatoes and peppers. It is spicy and seasoned with sea salt. It’s a simple recipe, refreshing, nutritious and not expensive to make. The recipe is basic and open to any addition or removal of ingredients according to your preferences.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • cold water as needed
  • 50 ml of extra virgin olive oil
  • 25 ml of red wine vinegar
  • salt to taste
  • 1 kg of tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 onion, chopped,
  • 2 cucumbers in sections,
  • 2 chopped green peppers,

Preparation

  1. Dip the tomatoes in a pot of boiling water for 30 seconds. Remove and steep into a bowl of ice water to stop cooking. Let stand for a minute, then peel the tomatoes. Remove the hard part of the core.
  2. In the blender bowl, combine tomatoes, chopped onion, chopped cucumber, chopped pepper, clove garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and a little salt; reserve a little of the chopped cucumber, chopped pepper and chopped onion for presentation.
  3. Reduce to a smooth puree. Use the amount of water needed to achieve the desired consistency.
  4. Serve the cold gazpacho in a glass or bowl, garnished with pepper, cucumber, and onion.

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Bryan
    September 23, 2018 at 12:14 am

    Do you have any recommendations on what kind of meal this soup might pair well with? i’ve been trying to force myself to try different recipes and this seems really easy to do so I’ve love to find something that’ll compliment it as well.

    • Reply
      Nava
      September 23, 2018 at 8:30 am

      Bryan, since gazpacho is very light (and though easy, requires a bit of chopping), it’s a nice intro to a late summer meal of veggie burgers (homemade or readymade!). Add corn-on-the-cob or a simple potato or sweet potato dish, and you’ve got a hearty and easy meal.

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      Nava
      September 23, 2018 at 8:33 am

      Bryan, we have other kinds of gazpacho recipes as well: https://www.vegkitchen.com/?s=gazpacho

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