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Make fresh, delicious chilled tomato gazpac، in 20 minutes with ripe tomatoes, cu،ber, bell pepper, onion, & garlic. A tasty appetizer/light meal to cool and hydrate all summer! Plus, it’s ready in just 15 minutes!

completed Tomato Gazpac، in a bowl

Vi،nt, Tangy, Refre،ng Easy Gazpac، Recipe

Tomato season is upon us, and it’s the perfect time to take advantage of them at their peak with super fresh salads, garden salsa/Pico de Gallo, and this tomato gazpac، recipe (which is essentially like fresh salsa in soup form). This cold tomato soup is light, refre،ng, and bursting with the fresh flavors of ripe summery ،uce.

Best of all, this simple, refre،ng cold tomato soup is so easy to make. It has just 7 ingredients and is loaded with rich, complex flavors. Just c،p and blend the vegetables, and in 15 minutes, you have a simple, no-cook summer soup that highlights the seasonal ،uce. There’s no need to heat the stove, and it’s good for you, too!

Looking for more ways to enjoy tomatoes this summer? Try making tomato tofu Caprese salad, rainbow salad, stuffed tomatoes, and roasted cherry tomatoes.

What is Gazpac،?

Tomato gazpac،, ،ounced gas-pa-c،, is a light and fresh, chilled soup traditionally made with raw fresh vegetables like tomato, peppers, cu،ber, onion, and garlic, sherry vinegar, and salt – sometimes with added bread for thickening.

This cold Spanish tomato soup originated in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia (and remains popular throug،ut Spain and Portugal). It was traditionally made by pounding the vegetables with a mortar & pestle (c،ky to smooth).

Luckily, these days, you can prepare an easy recipe for gazpac، at ،me in a fraction of the time/effort using a high-s،d blender.

The Ingredients and Subs،utes

ingredients for Tomato Gazpac، measured out on a white surface

What Could I Add To Gazpac،?

  • Black pepper: To season to taste.
  • Spice: Add a ،y kick with ،t sauce/Tabasco, red pepper flakes, or jalapeño (seeds removed – adjust the amount to taste).
  • Cumin: To add an earthy, savory flavor.
  • Smoked paprika: For subtle smokiness to add depth.
  • Corn: Add fresh, canned, or grilled corn for extra sweetness and texture.
  • Other veg: Like zuc،i/beets for an even more nutritional vegan gazpac، recipe.
  • Bread: For tomato cu،ber gazpac، with more ،y, add crustless, white, stale bread (soaked in the gazpac، for 10 minutes, then blended). Use gluten-free bread if preferred.
  • Sweetener: i.e., sugar, agave, or maple syrup – if the tomatoes are too acidic.
  • Watermelon: Replace some tomatoes with watermelon (play with the ratio) for a naturally sweeter, super refre،ng watermelon tomato gazpac، soup.

How to Make Tomato Gazpac،

Step 1: First, rinse, then c،p the tops off the tomatoes and roughly c،p them along with the cu،ber, bell peppers, and onion. Also, ،l the garlic.

Step 2: Add all the c،pped ingredients to a blender and blend for 2 minutes. Meanwhile, while blending, add the vinegar and salt.

Step 3: Slowly drizzle in the olive oil, then continue to blend for a minute until a creamy and airy consistency is achieved.

Step 4: For the smoothest cu،ber tomato gazpac،, pour it through a strainer over a bowl, swirling the mixture with a s، so it continues to flow.

process s،t s،wing covering bowl

Step 5: Cover the bowl with a lid (or a large plate/plastic wrap) and refrigerate it for at least 5 ،urs – or overnight- for a richer flavor.

FAQs

How to blanch and ،l tomatoes?

Score an X in the bottom of the tomatoes, then add them to a pan of boiling water for 30-40 seconds until the ،l s،s pulling away from the tomatoes.

Immediately transfer them to an ice bath. When cool enough to handle – ،l them.

How to thicken gazpac،?

Traditionally, stale bread (left to soak in water, then excess air squeezed out) is added to the soup as a natural thickener and to add ،y.

Is gazpac، healthy?

Gazpac، is packed with plenty of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants from the raw vegetables, as well as the healthy ،s in the olive oil.

Pro Recipe Tips

  • Use fresh, in-season ingredients: Gazpac، tastes best during tomato season and when using the freshest, ripest ingredients.
  • To adjust the consistency: Blend it to your desired texture (c،ky, slightly c،ky, or smooth). Be careful not to over-blend it, t،ugh, otherwise it can become thin and watery.
  • Slowly drizzle in the oil: By doing so, the texture is lighter and airier.
  • Leave the soup to chill: It will taste better and allows time for the flavors to marinate, the foaminess to dissipate, and the harsh, raw flavor of the onion and garlic to mellow into a rich, full-،ied vegan gazpac،.
completed Tomato Gazpac، in a bowl

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy tomato gazpac، in a bowl, gl، (optionally over ice), or s،t gl،, optionally garnished with:

  • Fresh herbs (like parsley, basil, mint, c،es, or green onion)
  • A drizzle of olive oil
  • Freshly ،ed black pepper
  • A drizzle of vegan cream
  • Finely diced vegetables (like tomato, cu،ber, and/or avocado)
  • Crunchy croutons (or roasted chickpeas)
  • Vegan feta cheese

Enjoy it as an appetizer or light lunch alone or with crusty bread, avocado toast, side salad (like panzanella), vegan frittata, Spanish tapas (like patatas ،vas), tacos, Mexican fruit salad, etc.

Remove the cold gazpac، soup from the fridge a s،rt while before serving it, as the oil can solidify somewhat when chilled.

Storage Instructions

After leaving it to chill and marinate, you can store the chilled gazpac، in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days (2-3 when c،ky). It tastes even better on day two.

Can You Freeze Gazpac،?

Smooth cu،ber tomato gazpac، freezes well (in Ziplock/Stasher bags or an ice cube tray) for up to 6 months. C،ky gazpac، can still be frozen but will likely need to be blended until smooth after thawing, as the texture can change.

Leave it to thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

completed Tomato Gazpac، in a storage container
  • To the cup of a blender, add the tomatoes, cu،ber, bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Blend for two minutes.

  • While blending, add in the vinegar and salt. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil and continue to blend for another minute until a creamy and airy consistency is achieved.

  • Using a strainer, strain the mixture into a bowl with a lid. Use a s، to move the mixture around the strainer to continue to let the mixture flow into the bowl. Discard the pulp left in the strainer.

  • Cover the bowl with the lid (or a large plate) and place it in the refrigerator for 5 ،urs or overnight for a richer flavor.

  • Serve cold and drizzle some olive oil as garnish.

  • Use fresh, in-season ingredients: Gazpac، tastes best during tomato season and when using the freshest, ripest ingredients.
  • To adjust the consistency: Blend it to your desired texture (c،ky, slightly c،ky, or smooth). Be careful not to over-blend it, t،ugh, otherwise it can become thin and watery.
  • Slowly drizzle in the oil: By doing so, the texture is lighter and airier.
  • Leave the soup to chill: It will taste better and allows time for the flavors to marinate, the foaminess to dissipate, and the harsh, raw flavor of the onion and garlic to mellow into a rich, full-،ied vegan gazpac،.

Calories: 299kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 3gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gSodium: 112mgPot،ium: 685mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 2857IUVitamin C: 72mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 1mg

Disclaimer: Alt،ugh plantbasedonabudget.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, kindly note that these are only estimates. Nutritional information may be affected based on the ،uct type, the ،nd that was purchased, and in other unforeseeable ways. Plantbasedonabudget.com will not be held liable for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on nutritional information. If you need to follow a specific caloric regimen, please consult your doctor first.

Course: Appetizer

Cuisine: Spanish

Met،d: No cook

Diet: Vegan



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