Pam's Cool Gazpacho

Pam Ellingson


KitKat told us that this is the Official Gazpacho Aficinado month, so I thought I would post my recipe that I use. It is so0 refreshing in the summer as it is served cold and the tomatoes are sooooo good when just picked off the vine. Yum.


★★★★★ 1 vote

a lot
30 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 5 or 6 large
    ripe tomatoes, peel, seed and chop
  • 2 qt
    v-8 vegetable juice
  • 2 medium
    sweet onions, chopped
  • 2 medium
    green bell peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium
    english cucumber, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 c
    red wine or rice vinegar (or more to taste)
  • 2 to 4 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin for flavor
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 or more tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh ground black pepper
  • ·
    hot pepper sauce (to taste)
  • ·
    maggi or seasoned salt to taste (optional)

How to Make Pam's Cool Gazpacho


  1. Peel the tomatoes by dipping into boiling water for 30 seconds or so, then plunge into ice bath. Slip off skins, cut in half and squeeze out seeds gently, then chop into large 1 inch pieces. Chop onions and peppers into large pieces also.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and process in small batches in the food processor or blender. You can process until smooth or leave slightly chunky to your preference. Place processed soup into a large Non reactive (plastic, glass or stainless steel) container, cover and chill until ready to serve.
  3. Serve as a first course in small bowls or cups, or use as an accompaniment to summer sandwiches. (Or just a bowl by itself is great in the afternoon after working in the garden.) Top with some fresh chopped parsley or cilantro for color.

Printable Recipe Card

About Pam's Cool Gazpacho

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

Show 8 Comments & Reviews

24 Warm Weather Side Dishes

24 Warm Weather Side Dishes

When the weather gets warmer, relaxed summer dinners are a must. Grilling dinner becomes a weekly activity. But what to serve with your burgers, chicken, fish, or steak? Easy side dishes like grilled vegetables and lots of salads. Everything from grilled corn salad to fresh watermelon and cucumber tomato salad. Don’t worry… we’re sharing delicious […]

13 Recipes To Make in Your Smoker This Summer

13 Recipes To Make in Your Smoker This Summer

Recently, smokers have risen in popularity. They are an investment, though. So if you own one, it’s worth using it as much as possible. We know it’s good for ribs and a pork roast, but you can light the smoker for other recipes too. From appetizers to the main meal, sides, and desserts, there’s a […]

15 Flavorful Halibut Recipes

15 Flavorful Halibut Recipes

Halibut is an easy fish to add to your diet. Rich in minerals and nutrients, this clean-tasting fish is a healthy and tasty dinner option. One half-filet of halibut provides more than a third of your daily dose of vitamins and minerals! Check out these flavorful halibut recipes that belong in your summer diet.