Light and Fresh Mexican Gazpacho


I got this recipe from a coworker from Mexico. Since I live in the southwest, I make this recipe year round at work, but it is demanded in summer! My customers and anyone else who tries this loves it! You can add small shrimp to make this a main course or serve as a light lunch or appetizer. Keeps refrigerated for 1 week.

Prep Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
7 hrs
10 servings


  • 4 stalks celery, diced

  • 3 red bell peppers, diced

  • 3 yellow bell peppers, diced

  • 2 cucumbers, chopped

  • 4 small avocados - peeled, pitted, and diced

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 1 bunch green onions, diced

  • ½ red onion, diced

  • 1 (46 fluid ounce) bottle tomato-vegetable juice cocktail (such as V8®)

  • 2 (32 ounce) bottles tomato and clam juice cocktail

  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle hot pepper sauce (such as Cholula®)

  • cup red wine vinegar

  • cup lemon juice

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced, or more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Combine celery, red and yellow bell peppers, cucumbers, avocados, cilantro, green onions, red onion, tomato-vegetable juice cocktail, tomato and claim juice cocktail, hot pepper sauce, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, and garlic powder in a large nonreactive bowl. Season with salt and black pepper. Refrigerate at least 6 hours to blend flavors.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

285 Calories
11g Fat
45g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 285
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 1967mg 86%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 9g 33%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 199mg 994%
Calcium 95mg 7%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 1248mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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