Tomato-Red Pepper Gazpacho with Fresh Vegetable Medley

Enjoy the cool tastes of summer with our delicious Tomato-Red Pepper Gazpacho with Fresh Vegetable Medley recipe! This cold soup is a delicious mix of ripe tomatoes, bright red peppers, cool cucumbers, and a variety of fresh garden veggies.

It’s perfect for days when the sun is beating down nonstop. Not only does this gazpacho taste great, but it is also good for you because it is full of vitamins, antioxidants, and bright colors.

This recipe will make a great meal whether you’re having a grill in your backyard, a casual lunch, or just want something light and healthy.

Come with us on a kitchen tour of the sun-kissed flavors of Spain, right from the comfort of your own home.

Ingredients:

For the Gazpacho:

  • 4 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional, for extra flavor)
  • 2 cups tomato juice or vegetable broth (optional, for a thinner consistency)

For the Fresh Vegetable Medley:

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

For the Gazpacho:

Chop the tomatoes, red bell peppers, cucumber, red onion, garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, and paprika (if using) and put them in a mixer or food processor. This will make the gazpacho.

Mix until it’s smooth. You can add tomato juice or vegetable broth until the right thickness is reached if you want a lighter consistency.

Check the spices and make changes if needed.

Put the gazpacho in the fridge for at least an hour before you serve it.

For the Fresh Vegetable Medley:

Put the diced cucumber, sliced red onion, chopped parsley, and cherry tomatoes in a bowl.
Add a little extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar on top.

Add pepper and salt to taste.

Sprinkle to mix.

Spoon some of the fresh veggie mix on top of each bowl of chilled gazpacho.

This food is not only bright and lively, but it also tastes great. You can eat it as a beginning or as a small meal by itself.

FAQs:

1. What makes gazpacho a healthy choice? Gazpacho is packed with nutritious ingredients like tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and onions, offering a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Its cold serving temperature also makes it a refreshing option during hot weather.

2. Can I customize the vegetable medley topping? Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with your favorite vegetables or herbs to create a personalized medley. Some popular additions include diced avocado, corn kernels, or a sprinkle of fresh basil for added flavor and texture.

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