For the ultimate gazpacho, you must peel, seed, dice, salt and drain really good, vine-ripened tomatoes. So what if you don't have time to fuss with fresh tomatoes? I've found the canned variety makes a fine substitute. Another advantage: Fresh tomatoes start to deteriorate as soon as the soup is refrigerated, but canned tomatoes are unaffected by the chill.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Process 1/2 cup of tomatoes, along with the water and oil, in a blender or food processor until pureed. Transfer to a medium bowl, along with remaining ingredients. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve. (Can be made several hours before serving.)

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Nutrition Facts

85.2 calories; protein 1.7g 3% DV; carbohydrates 8.1g 3% DV; fat 4.6g 7% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 215mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (54)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2006
This is a terrific, refreshing soup. My only change in recipe was substituting sherry with LIME JUICE. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/10/2005
I wish I could give this a 3.5 stars. This is a good and useful recipe. It's quick easy and fairly foolproof. I've used another recipe from this site that was better and the main taste difference is the use of fresh versus canned tomatoes. That said I specifically went looking for a recipe using canned b/c of the convenience. Considering this this is a very good one. Taste is only marginally compromised by not using fresh tomatoes and that's worth it when in a pinch. I'll make this again I'm sure. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2006
This is a terrific, refreshing soup. My only change in recipe was substituting sherry with LIME JUICE. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2008
Great recipe!! I did do a few different things to make it my own (which might be reflected in the picture I submitted?). I sided it with sliced avocado stuffed crabs and wheat crackers. I was not able to find seedless cucumbers at my market so I used a regular cucumber halved it sliced it lengthwise then scooped out the seeds with a melon baller. Changes I made: - Put half of everything in the blender to smooth it out then added the other half of the tomatoes for a few seconds just to chop them down a bit. - Used lime juice instead of sherry vinegar. - Added about 1/2-1 cup V8 juice and 1/2 tsp. each of cumin curry and cayenne pepper to give it a slight kick. - Used 2 serano peppers instead of 1 jalepeno (it's what I had on-hand) and used cilantro. My husband LOVES this recipe and he was looking forward to it again this summer! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/09/2005
I wish I could give this a 3.5 stars. This is a good and useful recipe. It's quick easy and fairly foolproof. I've used another recipe from this site that was better and the main taste difference is the use of fresh versus canned tomatoes. That said I specifically went looking for a recipe using canned b/c of the convenience. Considering this this is a very good one. Taste is only marginally compromised by not using fresh tomatoes and that's worth it when in a pinch. I'll make this again I'm sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2005
This was sooo good! Very refreshing and healthy to boot. I halved this recipe and made a few minor adjustments. It seemed too chunky and thick so I added a can of V8 (the hot&spicy kind. Also I didn't have sherry vinegar so I subbed lime juice. I served it with some lime wedges too. Thanks Pam you've done it again!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2006
i was looking for a fast way to make gazpacho and this worked really well! i added another 1/2 cup of water to thin it out a little and threw in 1/2Tbsp of curry powder to spice it up- turned out fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/21/2005
This is a good base recipe. I adapted a bit for items I didn't have and items I wanted more of. I will continue to use this as abase though as it is simple and tasty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/11/2006
This is wonderfully fresh tasting and delicious. A very healthy and tasty way to get your veggies in! Followed the recipe exactly except that I added about 1 tsp cumin and used cilantro in it. Also used basalmic vinegar since I didn't have sherry vinegar. This is something that I'll make often! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2008
Made a huge batch of this and loved it! It's even better the second day... the peppers give it a kick and color and I've gotten requests for the recipe already! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/11/2006
This is delicious and very simple. I added cayenne pepper and extra garlic for a little kick. Read More
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