Gazpacho 2024


Although it is really too early in the tomato-growing season to fully appreciate the flavour of sun-ripened tomatoes, I wanted to make a recipe for 2 people without the addition of any bread. This recipe makes about 1000 ml of gazpacho.

This recipes serves two but it can be easily adapted.


It only takes a few minutes to prepare this refreshing, cold tomato soup which is perfect for hot, summer days.



  • 6 large plum tomatoes (about 725g in total), roughly chopped
  • 1 small Italian green pepper, roughly chopped
  • 15cm cucumber, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • a good glug of extra virgin olive oil
  • a good splash of balsamic vinegar
  • a splash of normal vinegar
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of homemade garlic mayonnaise (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Blend the tomatoes in a food blender.
  2. Add the other vegetables and blend for another couple of minutes.
  3. Add the oil, vinegars, salt and water and blend well.
  4. Chill thoroughly before serving.

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