Best Gazpacho


This recipe produces quite a large amount, but do not worry--this gazpacho is so delicious that it will soon be gone. One of my favorites for summer parties. Serve with fresh croutons or bread.

gazpacho with tomatoes in background and red and white striped napkin
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 55 mins
8 servings


  • 6 large ripe tomatoes

  • 1 large cucumber

  • 1 medium red onion, coarsely chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped

  • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar, or more to tate

  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, or more to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Prepare a bowl with ice water.

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Cut crosses into the bottom of the tomatoes with a sharp knife, and blanch tomatoes in the boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes until the skin begins to come off. Remove tomatoes with a slotted spoon and immediately immerse in the ice water.

  3. Remove skin from the tomatoes and cut out the seeds over a bowl (so that no juice is lost); discard the seeds.

  4. If the cucumber is organic, leave the peel on; otherwise peel it. Remove seeds of cucumber and roughly chop.

  5. Combine tomatoes, cucumber, onion, garlic, and red wine vinegar in a food processor or blender; blend until gazpacho has desired consistency, either coarsely chopped or finely pureed. Slowly add olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Puree again briefly.

  6. Refrigerate gazpacho until cold, at least 1 hour. Remove from the fridge at least 30 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

Use very ripe tomatoes, ideally from your garden or a farmers' market.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

115 Calories
9g Fat
9g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 115
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 20mg 99%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 408mg 9%

* 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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