Gazpacho: A Healthy Summertime Favorite

The bounty of my garden this summer is over flowing with lusciousness. Mostly an enormous amount of deep red roma tomatoes in need of a yummy recipe. With the temperatures consistently close to 100 degrees for the last month I searched my cookbooks for a cool, refreshing gazpacho recipe and I found one I’d like to share with you. For the most part, I’ve incorporated a variety of recipes to create my own. Besides, it’s not difficult to make. Family and friends seem to like it. I hope you do as well.


hot-house cucumbers ~ 1-2

bell peppers (I use red and yellow) ~ 1-2

plum tomatoes ~ about 2lbs.

red onion ~ ½ to 1


garlic ~ 2-3 cloves (I’ve used jarred garlic and it’s fine.)

tomato juice ~ many brands to choose from ~ 2-3 Cups

olive oil ~ ¼ C. – 1 Cup ~ in other words, to taste.

kosher salt ~ to taste

pepper ~ to taste

cayenne pepper ~ to taste

Optional: sherry wine vinegar OR your favorite vinegar (to taste)



Roughly chop each vegetable.

One by one, put into a food processor.

Blend until coarsely chopped. DO NOT OVER PROCESS. Personally, I like it a little chunkier in texture.

After each vegetable is processed, combine into a large bowl. Add everything else from the Garlic to the Optional ingredients.

Mix well.

Let chill. The longer it chills, the better it tastes.

That’s it.

**For a some extra yummy goodness, top with one or all of the following: avocado, cilantro or parsley, a splash of tequila, lime juice, extra olive oil, and sour cream.

Serve with some delicious bread and you have a wonderful summertime meal.

If you’re anything like me you’ll tweak the amounts of each ingredient to your liking. Keep track of what you do, that way you can make it again and again.


juliet 🙂



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7 thoughts on “Gazpacho: A Healthy Summertime Favorite

  1. Oh, Juliet, thank you for posting this! I’ve been dieting and having a hard time fitting in a variety of veggies in a tasty way without overdoing the fats. This sounds delicious! 🙂


      1. Juliet, I had the gazpacho 🙂 It was delicious, though for my palate, the flavors are strong so it’s more of a snack for me rather than a meal, and I plan on using it in cooking and other recipes for nice flavor. It reminds me of bruschetta, actually! Thank you! 🙂


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