A Deliciously Tasty Gazpacho Soup Recipe

Gazpacho is a popular tomato based soup, that is traditionally served cold. The delicious soup originated in the Andalusia region of Spain, after tomatoes and sweet peppers were brought from the new world in the 16th century.

The Spanish people usually served gazpacho as a midday meal to get some relief from the hot Mediterranean sun, as well as to regain some energy. As with most tasty soups, it wasn’t long before gazpacho was unveiled to the rest of the world, and became extremely popular in the United States.

We love it so much, that we designated December 6th of each year as National Gazpacho Day. Through the years, many variations of this refreshing soup have popped up including fruit based versions that use strawberries, watermelon, and grapes. No matter what you use, there’s no denying that gazpacho is one of the tastiest cold soups on earth.

For our version, we’re sticking with tradition and using tomatoes. We’re sure you’ll enjoy this refreshing soup, which can also be served warm if you like.

A Deliciously Tasty Gazpacho Soup Recipe

  • Prep Time: 15–20 minutes
  • Chill Time: 1 hour
  • Serves: 6


  • 6 whole tomatoes (peeled, chopped, and seeded)
  • 1-1/2 English cucumbers
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 cup of chopped red or orange bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup of red onion, diced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 cups of low sodium tomato juice
  • 1/4 cup of white wine vinegar (apple cider vinegar can also be used)
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh ground pepper


1. In a large glass bowl (plastic will stain), mix the olive oil, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, garlic, cilantro, onion, and jalapeño.

2. Add in the vinegar, tomato juice, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, and stir all ingredients until well blended.

3. Season with the salt and pepper, taste and adjust accordingly.

4. If the gazpacho is too chunky, feel free to take half the portion and purée it in a food processor or blender. Then mix back into to bowl.

5. Cover and chill in the fridge for an hour before serving.


  • Make sure to use the ripest of tomatoes.
  • Remove the skin by parboiling them for about 30 seconds, then submerging them in ice-cold water to cool for easy peeling.
  • The longer the gazpacho is allowed to chill, the more flavorful it will be.

Nutritional Information

  • calories: 61
  • carbohydrates: 14 grams
  • protein: 2 grams
  • fat: 0 grams
  • cholesterol: 0 grams
  • sodium: 455 milligrams
  • potassium: 653 milligrams
  • fiber: 2 grams
  • sugar: 9 grams
  • vitamin C: 78 milligrams
  • calcium: 34 milligrams
  • iron: 1.3 milligrams

Is It Ok To Freeze Gazpacho?

It’s more than ok to freeze this chilled soup. It’s actually one of best soups to save in the old ice box. There’s carbs it grains that will break down and become gritty. It has no milk or cream that will clump or chunk. The best part is, the longer the ingredients co-habitat, the more flavor your soup will have.

Gazpacho will last a good 6 months in the freezer. Just be sure to store them in freezer safe containers. It’s preferable to use glass containers or bags, because that tomato purée is tough on plastic. But if you don’t mind stains, it’s fine.

How Long Will Gazpacho Last In The Fridge?

This gazpacho soup recipe will last 3–4 days in the fridge. Be sure to place it in airtight containers.

What Tomatoes Are Best For Gazpacho?

Many gazpacho connoisseurs prefer vine ripened, heirloom, and sweet cherry tomatoes for their dish. Roma tomatoes are also a popular choice. However, you can use whatever you prefer, as long as they are super ripe and juicy.

What Should You Do If Your Gazpacho Is Bitter?

Sometimes gazpacho can have a bitter tinge to it. This could be from the type of tomatoes that were used, or having added too much vinegar. Not to worry, simply add a little fruit like watermelon, cherries, or peaches.

You can also add a few pinches of sugar. To prevent a bitter soup, avoid using too much vinegar, and make sure the tomatoes are nice and ripe.

Is Gazpacho Healthy?

Gazpacho has a ton of health benefits. Not only is it low in calories and has zero fat, it contains fiber that will help maintain gut health and reduce bloating. The veggies are loaded with vitamins like A, E, and C that will help boost your immune system and help ward off colds.

The garlic is a natural antibiotic and can help fight bacteria. Tomatoes contain lycopene, an amazing antioxidant that is terrific for the skin and help prevent wrinkles. Gazpacho also contains a good amount of calcium which helps with bone density. This soup is like a multivitamin in a bowl.

What Can Be Served With Gazpacho?

One of the great things about gazpacho is that it is a vegetable based and non-creamy dish, so it pairs with virtually anything. You can make tater tots for the kids, while you enjoy a nice salad. If you’re looking for some heartier options you can try one or more of the following sides.

1. Chicken Cobb Salad

This is a great low-calorie side that will add plenty of protein to your already healthy soup.

2. Cheesy Garlic Bread

This add-on is filling and sure to please everyone in the family.

3. Grilled Asparagus

This quick and easy side has all the flavors to complete your soup. Just add some olive oil, garlic, and some fresh pepper.

4. Chorizo

This hearty Spanish sausage is sure to liven up cold soup. Just toss it on the grill until its crispy.

5. Calamari

Whether you sauté it or fry it, calamari is a tasty choice to go with gazpacho. Make a huge batch and put it the table, so everyone can indulge.

6. Mediterranean Pasta Salad

This salad can be served hot or cold. It’s filled with delicious vegetables like artichokes, olives, and capers. Serving it with your gazpacho will definitely impress guests.

What Are Some Other Delicious Cold Soups?

If we’ve reeled you in with the delicious gazpacho soup recipe, and you’re looking for some other tasty cold soups, some yummy options include:

  • sweet pea and avocado soup
  • cold cucumber soup
  • cantaloupe soup
  • chilled beet and carrot soup
  • ginger carrot soup
  • watermelon gazpacho
  • chilled peach soup
  • cold zucchini soup
  • cherry soup with sour cream
  • vichyssoise (cold potato soup)

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