Gazpacho Ingredients

Gazpacho is a perfect summertime recipe. Many of the ingredients can come straight out of your garden or from a friend’s (thanks, Rodney!).

Like tabouli, gazpacho is easier to make with a food processor. Or you could be much better with a knife than I am (not that hard) and have lots of patience.


  • 4 large ripe tomatoes
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste


Peel and chop the vegetables very fine. Mix all ingredients together and chill before serving.


It’s not much of a variation, but we almost always make a double recipe. We also use vegetable juice (V-8) instead of tomato juice. Wikipedia has even more variations.

Be brave in your experimenting. You can’t go wrong with gazpacho.

Photo credit: “ingredientes gazpacho” by po.psi.que (Juan Carlos) on Flickr. Used under a Creative Commons license.

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