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No Cook Gazpacho Recipe – Like Revenge, Gazpacho is Best Cooked Cold
No Cook Gazpacho Recipe - Platted

No Cook Gazpacho Recipe – Like Revenge, Gazpacho is Best Cooked Cold

No Cook Gazpacho Recipe – Easy and Healthy Chilled Soup for your Summer Dinner Party

This is a very simple recipe no heat gazpacho recipe from one of my favorite restaurants,  Fig and Olive in Newport Beach.  This recipe is perfect for a hot day when turning the oven on is a big “no-no.” This fig and olive recipe is inspired by the no-cook Adalucia recipe. I received this recipe from the folks at Fig and Olive and tested it out in my kitchen.

The classic Summer dinner party captured by Renoir - Although your party may not be painted in oil, make it memorable with this Gazpacho Recipe

The classic Summer dinner party captured by Renoir. Although your party may not be painted in oil, make it memorable with this Gazpacho Recipe

If you are worried about calories or your girlish shape, I calculated less than 100 calories for a full bowl of chilled soup. If you don’t have much time, this gazpacho recipe  took me less than 30 minutes to make, from slicing the first tomato to pouring it into the bowl.

No Cook Gazpacho Recipe - Mise en place

No Cook Gazpacho Recipe – Mise en place

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs Tomato
  • ¼ lb Red Bell Pepper
  • 2 Tsp Cumin
  • 2 Tbsp Sherry Vinegar
  • ¼ Cup Bread (French baguette)
  • 1 Hot house cumber (English Cucumber)
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Tabasco
  • 2 Cups Water
  • ½ Cup Sweet Brown Onion
  • 1/3 Cup Olive oil

My modification to the original recipe

  • Add 3 cloves garlic
  • Add 6 basil leaves
  • 1/4 Cup Celery (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons of creamy horseradish

Preparation

1) Peeled the cucumber and remove seeds with spoon. Roughly chop into chunks for easy blending.

2) Quarter the bell pepper and remove seeds.

3) Quarter the tomatoes 

4) Peel onions and cut into small chunks.

5) Combine all ingredients in a blender or a mixer.

No Cook Gazpacho Recipe - Prep and Blend Ingredients

No Cook Gazpacho Recipe – Prep and Blend Ingredients

6) Use the med-high setting on your food processor, blend to smooth.

7) Garnish with olive oil, creamy horseradish and basil leaves.

No Cook Gazpacho Recipe - Platted

No Cook Gazpacho Recipe – Platted

For Chilled soup

For chilled gazpacho, substitute 2 cups of ice instead of water.

Other modification ideas

I also included some modifications from the original recipe based on my tastes. This is a great base recipe, that can be modified to your hearts content

  • Add Avocado into the blender for a creamier soup.
  • Fold in avocado after it is blended for altering texture
  • Add Celery to the blend, for an earthy flavor
  • Fold in grilled corn kernels after blended for another flavor pop
  • Sprinkle gazpacho with feta cheese
  • Add whole anchovies
  • Add soy sauce instead of salt

You can get as fancy as you like

I paired the cold soup with citrus marinated grilled shrimp and it was a crowd pleasure with my wife and friends.

No Cook Gazpacho Recipe - Platted with Shrimp

No Cook Gazpacho Recipe – Platted with Shrimp

About Tom Holmberg

Tom grew up in a cultural diverse neighborhood and a culturally diverse family, so he has learned to appreciate all types of food. "I am not a Chef, nor do I play one on T.V., but I have learned to appreciate food from years of eating and cooking." Tom also spent 10 years in the restaurant industry in various roles, from Prep Cook to server.

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