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Last week when Lenny was traveling I got a mad craving for gazpacho.  I have not had it in years nor have I ever found a recipe that I really like.  Since most of our cookbooks are still packed away, I decided to send out a “tweet” looking for a recipe.  My friend Susan was quick to respond with her take on an Ina Garten recipe.   I immediately went to the market, came home, and made this very delicious recipe.  It was great the first day and even better the 2nd and 3rd, it made a wonderfully light lunch rest of the week.
Yield: serves 4



A zesty and zippy gazapcho using the best of the summer's bounty.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 cucumber, halved and seeded, but not peeled
  • 2 orange bell peppers, cored and seeded
  • 4 large heirloom tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 2 jalapeño split in half and seeded
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 24 ounces tomato juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup good olive oil
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly cracked black pepper


    Roughly chop each of the vegetables.
    Put each vegetable separately into a food processor fitted with a steel blade and pulse until coarsely chopped, do not over process!
    After each vegetable is processed, combine them in a large bowl.
    Add the garlic, tomato juice, vinegar, lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper into the food processor and give it a couple of whirls to mix.  Pour over the chopped vegetables and mix.

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Tuesday 21st of August 2012

I've always turned away from tomato based soups even though I love tomatoes but this looks really yummy!! Will have to give it a try for sure.


Friday 24th of July 2009

I've been craving soup lately, but have been straying from the notion of a "hot lunch." Gazpacho is the perfect solution!


Thursday 23rd of July 2009

oh how i finally learned to love gazpacho! i just recently made and perfected a black bean gazpacho, which I can't wait to share with my readers! Nice looking bowl here!


Thursday 23rd of July 2009

Great meal for a hot summer day and it is loaded with healthy goodness!

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