"Only try this recipe if you're going to use some killer, end-of-summer, super-sweet tomatoes. There just isn't any substitute, so happy hunting, and I hope you find some so you give this a try." — Chef John
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fresh tomatoes, peeled and diced
English cucumber, peeled and finely diced
finely diced red bell pepper
minced green onion
jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
cayenne pepper, or to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
extra-virgin olive oil
salt and ground black pepper to taste
thinly sliced fresh basil
Oh Chef John, your reputation precedes you! From your how-to videos to your numerous published recipes, you've earned your title. I was craving Summer and happened to find this recipe, and while I don't have end of season tomatoes yet, this gazpacho turned out incredibly. If you love to cook, but take satisfaction in the preparation of the dish, then try this recipe. I had some time on a Saturday afternoon all to myself to create, and chopping the vegetables was a great source of relaxation. I felt like a character in a movie (have you ever seen Julia & Julia?) while I was preparing this soup. OK, maybe that's a bit dramatic, but the finished product is DELICIOUS! Don't be intimidated by the steps, and here is a great tip from the video--to peel tomatoes easily, dip them in a pot of boiling water for a few seconds. You'll be able to pull the peel off easily before dicing them. THANKS for a wonderful, fresh, healthy recipe! I can't wait to share this with my friends.
This might be one of my favorite recipes of all time. Delicious, simple to make and tastes as good or better the next day. I've already had 5 people ask me for the recipe. I made this over the weekend and I am now making it again for an end of school party on Friday for the teachers. I didn't change a single thing in this recipe. This is an absolute MUST try recipe. On a side ntoe - I served this for dinner, but I also served it for brunch along with a southwestern breakfast casserole and it worked very well together. Thank you again Chef John - your flavor combinations are ALWAYS spot on!
WOW! As a registered nutritionist and personal chef I always look for healthy foods that are quick to make and great tasting. Just last Friday I held a workshop at our local Cancer Center and wowed the participants. This recipe is quick and easy to prepare and has great texture and taste. Thank you Chef John!
After trying Chef John's Gazpacho a few days ago I have now pitched my own recipe of over 20 years! Yes folks it is true! You can teach an old dog new tricks or new recipes anyway. ;)
I made no changes to it and my family and friends loved it! Gazpacho can be time consuming to make but John's isn't but 45 minutes and viewing his video to make it makes it all the more easy. Plus his voice is so relaxing to me! ;)
The only thing I added was a cucumber slice and a dollop of Daisy Sour Cream to the top of each serving.
My favourite thing about Allrecipes.com is reading reviews on how different people put their own spins on recipes to suit their individual taste, but this recipe is absolutely perfect as is. Followed the recipe exactly and was a HUGE hit at a potluck dinner, wouldn't change a thing. Thanks!
Completely addictive. I'm not much of a raw tomato fan, but this is awesome!. I think I will even try completely blended for a Bloody Mary base. Didn't peel the tomatoes because I like the extra fibre and I just used a regular cucumber(peeled) and tomatoes. Didn't strain anything either.Super good!
This was amazing- the time was worth it. I gave up on the straining and put all the "chunks" of the cherry tomato purée in with the rest of the soup, but I don't see a problem at all with the texture. I also used a lemon instead of a lime. Other than that, I followed all the directions and the video! And here's my secret: I used supermarket tomatoes. Who knows, it might taste better with real vine ripened tomatoes, but it still tastes great either way!
Awesome! I used more cherry tomatoes to cpmpensate for the lack sweetness in the other tomatoes. I also added an extra clove of garlic and doubled the balsamic vinegar and worchester for a little extra tang and to contribute to the salt. I will make this very often.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chef John's Gazpacho
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 89
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