6 ice cubes, optional
1 red pepper, deseeded and coarsely chopped
300g red tomatoes, ideally a mix of varieties
½ cucumber, roughly chopped
1 red chilli, deseeded and roughly chopped
1 garlic clove
2 spring onions, sliced
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp good olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
- Purée all the vegetables together – raw – in a food processor until smooth.
- Add vinegar, olive oil, ice, salt and pepper and quickly blitz again.
- Serve cold – with ice cubes floating in it if you wish – with more finely diced cucumber, tomato and spring onion. Gazpacho does not freeze well, so make it on the day and serve fresh.
113 calories per portion.
As fine a summer soup as you could imagine. It matters that the tomatoes are ripe and flavourful. It matters that you eat this fresh from the fridge. After that, nothing else matters at all.