Monday, 23 June 2014

Gazpacho (Cold Tomato Soup)


  • 450g ripe tomatoes, skinned and chopped
  • ½ cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1-2 tbsps white wine vinegar
  • 275ml water
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • Ice cubes, to serve

For the garnish:

  • Chopped tomatoes, diced
  • Cucumber
  • Red, yellow and green peppers, diced
  • Red onion, finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves, chopped


  1. Mix the tomatoes, cucumber, green pepper, spring onions and garlic together. Stir in the white wine vinegar, then transfer in batches to a blender or food processor.
  2. Blend thoroughly, then pour into a large bowl and stir in the water. Season to taste with salt and pepper and chill in the refrigerator for several hours before serving.
  3. To serve the gazpacho, ladle it into bowls and add a few ice cubes. Serve with the vegetables garnishes in little bowls and let people help themselves.

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