Last Updated on 13/10/2021 by richard

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Traditional Spanish gazpacho is easy to make, super healthy, bursting with flavour, and absolutely delicious! It’s usually served as an appetizer in a small bowl with toppings, or from a glass as a drink. Either way, it really hits the spot on a hot day!



Lauren Aloise
Traditional Spanish gazpacho is easy to make, super healthy, bursting with flavour, and absolutely delicious!
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Starter, Tapas
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 4
Calories 182 kcal


  • 6-7 medium tomatoes use vine-ripened when possible, and don’t use the green salad tomatoes!
  • 1 green pointed pepper
  • 1 cucumber
  • ½ small white onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 60 ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil quality is important
  • 1 splash Sherry vinegar – Vinagre de Jerez although red or white wine vinegar can be substituted
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Optional toppings: e.g. diced green apple diced onion, diced pepper, croutons, & hard-boiled eggs


  • Wash and dry all of the vegetables very well—if you prefer to peel the tomatoes you can, although I usually leave the skin on.
  • Cut the tomatoes into 4 slices (leaving the core behind) and put into your blender.
  • Halve, core, and de-seed the pepper. Cut it into a few slices and add to the blender.
  • Peel the garlic and slice it in half. Remove the core (which often results in bitterness when not cooked).
  • Cut the onion into a few slices and add it to the blender too.
  • Peel the cucumber and cut it in half. Add half to the blender and save the other half for a topping.
  • Blend the vegetables at a high speed until it is completely pureed.
  • Add the salt and vinegar and, while blending on a slow speed, slowly add the olive oil.
  • Taste and adjust salt and vinegar. If the texture is too thick for your liking add some cold water.
  • Refrigerate and serve VERY cold! Add as many (or as few) toppings as you like.


Calories: 182kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 2gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gFiber: 3gSugar: 6g
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