Rainbow Gazpacho

July 26, 2010
3 Ratings
  • Serves half a gallon of soup
Author Notes

This simple chilled soup comes out a different blend of colors each time I make it. I keep a batch of this in the fridge and we snack on it all week long during summer. Don't worry if your 'looms are a little soft; they ripen quickly. The other vegetables provide enough "crunch" for texture. To my taste, the soup needs no added salt. I spice up my bowl with an extra squeeze of lemon and a dash of Sriracha. Caterpillars ate my basil when I wasn't looking, so I threw in a handful of dill. Parsley works just as well, whatever fresh herbs are available in the garden or look good at the market. —Lizthechef

What You'll Need
  • 4 good-sized heirloom tomatoes, cored and cut into large chunks
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into large chunks
  • 1 orange bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into large chunks
  • 1 large red onion, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 English cucumber, seeded and cut into large chunks
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill
  • one 46 ounces bottle of low-salt vegetable juice, such as low-salt V8 or low-salt 365 "Vital Veggie"
  • 1/4 cup best quality olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • juice of one Meyer lemon (or any lemon)
  • kosher salt and ground pepper (optional)
  1. Using a food processor, chop first the tomatoes, then the peppers, next the cucumber and finally the onion. Combine all the chopped vegetables in a large, non-reactive bowl.
  2. Next, chop the garlic and fresh dill in the processor. Add to vegetables.
  3. Pour in the vegetable juice and stir to combine.
  4. Add the olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice and mix in well. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  5. Chill several hours before serving.

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33 Reviews

bakedwithluv July 22, 2012
Made this with gorgeous South Carolina heirlooms. Prep was quick and pleasantly messy. I tasted it before I realized I'd forgotten to add the tomato juice. Haha! ItI was outstandingly tasty. I added a fraction of the called for tomato juice before serving. This is a GREAT must keep summer recipe.
Lizthechef July 22, 2012
Must be super juicy and delicious tomatoes - I just had a bowl for a snack myself.
Lizthechef June 30, 2011
So sorry for the multiple entries...Please delete them?
Jennifer W. June 18, 2011
This is making homesick for Jersey tomatoes!
Lizthechef June 18, 2011
They are the best...
DeArmasA February 19, 2011
After years of searching for the perfect gazpacho, this is now my go-to gazpacho recipe. I made it three times last summer - the last time, I only had fennel in the garden and substituted it for the dill and it was to die for!
Lizthechef February 19, 2011
So glad you enjoyed it - we live on it all summer long...
Lizthechef July 31, 2010
How to get my gazpacho photo up first? Was there most of the week - sigh, help?
Lizthechef July 31, 2010
I am certain this is due to me doing something wrong, not the site...Have clicked into eternity to switch photos.
Sagegreen July 31, 2010
I share your frustration. Sometimes I just delete the image and then upload again.... I sure have not mastered the art of ordering with clicking at all!
Absolutely fabulous!!!this is a winner!!!!!
Lizthechef July 31, 2010
Thank you - hope you try it out and let me know what you think -
Kelsey B. July 30, 2010
I love gazpacho and am looking for a change from my regular recipe - this one looks like a perfect fit!
Lizthechef July 30, 2010
Can't imagine mine topping yours, Kelsey, but thank you so much!
trishthedish July 29, 2010
Liz, love the ingredients - the apple cider vinegar gives it a fresh twist. I can hardly wait for my many tomato plants to start producing! Gazpacho on the patio time!!
Lizthechef July 30, 2010
Any mild vinegar will do - very "forgiving" recipe - thanks!
MyCommunalTable July 29, 2010
I always forget to make gazpacho, but I love it everytime I have it. Going to evening market tonight. I will be making this tomorrow. Sounds great!
Lizthechef July 29, 2010
So does your burger ;)
Lizthechef July 29, 2010
Thank you, Dominique - who taught me a valuable lesson - I owe you a big bowl of gazpacho ;) Typos fixed at last....
Dominique F. July 29, 2010
Move the item to the bottom of the list and then edit it. It happened to me too. BTW, great recipe.
Lizthechef July 29, 2010
Thank you, I will try this - never had a problem in many previous edit sessions, me who never bothered to take a typing class....
TheWimpyVegetarian July 29, 2010
I love gazpacho! It's such a refreshing soup to have on a hot summer day. I've never made it with the apple cider - it looks like such an interesting addition, I'll have to try your recipe! really! soon! And I know how frustrating it can be to try to do something on the computer that doesn't work right away....:-) But love the recipe anyway!!
Lizthechef July 29, 2010
Actually, it's apple cider vinegar, not cider - and I will try yet again to correct my typos - thanks!
TheWimpyVegetarian July 29, 2010
Oops! Now I had a typo!! I knew it was the vinegar variety and left that critical word out!
Lizthechef July 26, 2010
When I click this, as always, and go to recipe, I click on "edit" at the end of the ingredient I need to re-type and lines immediately double on top of one another. I have edited for months with success until today. There are 2 typos driving me crazy...
lapadia July 26, 2010
Awww, it would bother me too, but give it a few hours or a day, sounds like a system error of some sort…OH, and btw- love your recipe and the name!
Sagegreen July 26, 2010
I was so hoping someone would offer a gazpacho recipe. This particularly colorful one sounds wonderful!
dymnyno July 26, 2010
This is the classic...made with gorgeous!! tomatoes!! Gazpacho was one of Hemingway's favorites..."It's a salad soup." (Garden of Eden"
Lizthechef July 26, 2010
Thanks, Mare - my husband always call it this too.
Lizthechef July 26, 2010
Sorry, having trouble editing - lines overlap and unable to correct "pelled" (sic) red onion.
Lizthechef July 26, 2010
Any hints how to fix typos? Never happened before...
drbabs July 26, 2010
Liz, click on "edit before the submission deadline"--should be in the upper right corner of your page--and fix away!
drbabs July 26, 2010
BTW, I LOVE gazpacho--this sounds great!