image description August 1, 2013

AZ Canteen Gazpacho

AZ Canteen Gazpacho

Ingredient List Print Recipe

  • 7 medium tomatoes (about 3 pounds), peeled and seeded
  • 2 cucumbers (about 1 pound)—peeled, halved, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1 small red onion, coarsely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley, plus whole leaves for garnish
  • 6 basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1   1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco
  • One 46-ounce jar tomato juice
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Finely chopped yellow bell pepper and snipped chives, for garnish

My Favorite Summer Treat

Visit AZ Canteen at the following events for a free sample of my gazpacho:

8/2 – 8/4 Uptown Art Fair: 3001 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

8/5  Music & Movies: Loring Park, Minneapolis

8/12 Music & Movies: Loring Park, Minneapolis

8/19 Music & Movies: Loring Park, Minneapolis


Total Time: 30 min, plus 4 hr chilling
Servings: about 12 cups

In a large bowl, toss the tomatoes with the cucumbers, green bell pepper, onion, garlic, chopped parsley, fresh basil, dried basil, oregano, olive oil, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and Tabasco.

In a blender, puree the mixture in batches until nearly smooth. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in the tomato juice and season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate the gazpacho for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Season the soup again if necessary and transfer to bowls. Garnish with yellow bell pepper, chives and parsley leaves and serve.

MAKE AHEAD The gazpacho can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.



Originally published in Andrew Zimmern’s Kitchen Adventures on
Photograph by Stephanie Meyer.



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