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Summer gazpacho recipe

Summer gazpacho recipe

28 ratings

For summer days when the thought of getting behind the stove is too much to bear, this chilled Spanish soup makes the most of this season’s bounty. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 10 mins to prepare
  • 155 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian


  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 30g white bread, torn into pieces
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and diced
  • ½ cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 300g large tomatoes on the vine, halved and seeded
  • 150g mixed baby tomatoes, plus 6 extra to serve
  • ½ red chilli, seeded and quartered
  • ½ red onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 small garlic clove, peeled
  • handful fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 100g ice cubes
  • few drops Tabasco (optional)
  • 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, to serve
  • crusty bread, to serve (optional)
If you haven't got any white bread, try using brown instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    5g 7%
  • Saturates

    1g 4%
  • Sugars

    15g 17%
  • Salt

    1.7g 29%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 15.1g Protein 5.4g Fibre 6.7g


  1. In a small bowl, mix the vinegar with 50ml cold water and ½ tsp salt. Put the bread in the vinegar mix to soak and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, put the pepper, most of the cucumber, the large and baby vine tomatoes, chilli, onion, garlic and most of the thyme leaves in a blender. Add the soaked bread, the ice and the Tabasco (if using) and blend until smooth. If you prefer a chunkier soup, blitz briefly in a food processor. Season to taste.
  3. Divide between 2 bowls. Chop the 6 remaining baby tomatoes and scatter over the soup. Top with the remaining chopped thyme and cucumber, a drizzle of olive oil and a grinding of black pepper. Serve with crusty bread, if you like. 

Freezing and defrosting guidelines 

Transfer the soup to a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 1-3 months. To serve, defrost thoroughly in the fridge overnight and add a splash of water to loosen, if necessary.

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