Tomato Gazpacho

YIELD 6-8 servings


1 cup stale French bread cubes, crusts removed
Cold water
3 cups diced peeled tomatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds)
2/3 cup Green bell peppers, diced
2/3 cup peeled and diced English or other cucumber
1/3 cup diced red onion
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 1/2 cups tomato juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
Minced green bell pepper and cucumber slices, for garnish


1. In a small bowl cover bread with water; let stand 5 minutes or until bread is soft.  Squeeze out water.

2. In a processor, combine bread, tomatoes, pepper, cucumber, onion and garlic; process to a coarse purée. Pour into a large bowl; stir in tomato juice, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Cover and chill 4 hours or until cold. Ladle into bowls and garnish with minced pepper and cucumber.

Recipe by Jean Kressy with photography by Mark Boughton. This recipe originally appeared as Gazpacho on

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Jana DiCarlo
Jana DiCarloabout a year ago

its great in the summer, I have several variations, all great on a hot day

Vicky P.
Vicky P.about a year ago


Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey1 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Karen Martinez
Karen Martinez1 years ago

Sounds good, I have a recipe that doesn't run the vegetables through a food processor--you slice and dice until your hand falls off, but it is ever so good. This sounds somewhat easier! Thanks for the recipe.

june t.
june t.1 years ago

It looks simple, and I like simple recipes. As far as it being a cold soup, I don't see why someone couldn't heat it up and eat it as a tomato soup, you just couldn't call it gazpacho if it is warmed up.

Val M.
Val M.1 years ago


Catman P.
Catman P.1 years ago


Catman P.
Catman P.1 years ago

thank you

Catman P.
Catman P.1 years ago

great point

Catman P.
Catman P.1 years ago