Garlicky Gazpacho Recipe

Garlicky Gazpacho Recipe
Staff Writer
Tomatoes and Garlic


Tomatoes and Garlic

This delectable twist on everyone’s favorite cold soup has a big bite of garlic that could scare off Dracula himself. While you may not want to go searching for a hot date after a bowl, I guarantee you will be eager to use this recipe again. 

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  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 English cucumber, roughly chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 3 plum tomatoes, seeded and roughly chopped
  • ¼ red onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


In a blender, combine the garlic, cucumber, red bell pepper, tomatoes, and onion, and purée until smooth. In a bowl, combine the olive oil, sherry vinegar, balsamic vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce, and whisk together. Pour the vinegar mixture into the blender and purée until smooth and evenly mixed together. Pour the mixture into a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. 

Garlic Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Garlic Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.