Renee's Kitchen Adventures: Easy Gazpacho

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Easy Gazpacho

This month, for Allrecipes, my assignment was to create a unique gluten-free recipe using Classico® Tomato & Basil pasta sauce.  One of the recipes I came up with was for this Easy Gazpacho!  A gazpacho is a soup made from raw vegetables and served cold.  It usually has a tomato base (the pasta sauce in this instance!) and is a great option for the hot days of summer because it is so refreshing! It is also VERY figure friendly!  And did I mention, it tastes great too??

Easy Gazpacho:  Quick and easy cold soup perfect for an appetizer or light lunch! Gluten-free! #soup #gazpacho



This recipe is so easy because it is basically a dump and go recipe.  The hardest part is chopping all the vegetables.  It also requires no cooking.  It makes a great first course or a wonderful light lunch. You will never guess that the soup starts with a jar of "pasta" sauce either!

Easy Gazpacho:  Quick and easy cold soup perfect for an appetizer or light lunch! Gluten-free! #soup #gazpacho

It's just the thing to enjoy during the upcoming "dog days of summer"!  Bring them on!


Easy Gazpacho

Renee's Kitchen Adventures
Easy Gazpacho

Ingredients

  • 1-24 oz. jar Classico® Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce
  • 24 oz. water
  • juice of one fresh lemon
  • 2 tsp. granulated sugar
  • hot sauce, as desired
  • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped, red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped, orange or yellow bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 1/2 cups diced English cucumber
  • 1/4 cup fresh, chopped basil
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • fresh chopped parsley, for garnish, if desired

Instructions

  1. In large bowl, combine all ingredients.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours to blend flavors.
  3. Stir and portion out servings. Top with chopped parsley, if desired. Serve cold.
Yield: Approx. 8 cups (1 cup per serving) 
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 00 mins.
Total time: 15 mins. (plus chill time) 
Tags: soup, gluten-free, vegetables, cucumber, tomato

A Renee's Kitchen Adventures exclusive submitted to Classico® and Allrecipes.com as an Allstar activity 

Servings - 8   Serving Size - approx. 1 cup of soup   Points Plus per Serving - 2 Points+
Calories - 76.2,   Total Fat - 2.5g,   Carb. - 10.3g,   Protein - 1.6g,   Fiber - 1.7g 

Printable Recipe 


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My family LOVED this soup!  You would never in a million years believe it started with a jar of pasta sauce!  I do have to confess, we did kick ours up with quite a bit of hot sauce!  YUM!  

If you find it gets a little to thick for you after refrigeration, just add enough water to make it the consistency you desire. 

How about you?  Are you a fan of gazpacho?  Would you be willing to give this easy version a try?  


25 comments:

  1. I am a HUGE gazpacho fan and can't wait to try yours! So simple and summery!

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    1. I've never made it at home before this. I've eaten it at restaurants plenty of time though and love it every time! I know I'll be making this often now!

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  2. I LOVE gazpacho! There is a local restaurant here in San Diego that serves it as an appetizer. I would gladly eat a bowl for dinner but they don't serve it that way. Too bad! It's so good!

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    1. I hope you give this one a try! You can eat it as much and whenever you want! haha

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  3. I think chopping is easy! ;) Love all the #veggies in your #gazpacho. On my "to do" list. Thanks Renee!

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    1. Yup. Lots of good stuff in this soup!

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  4. So much summer, beauty and flavor with this recipe; thanks for posting!

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    1. Thank you Dan and thank you so much for making me your featured foodie!

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  5. I love to chop and I love gazpacho, so this sounds right up my alley! I am looking forward to giving this a try for sure! Beautiful pictures, Renee!

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  6. Cool and delicious and healthy too. Blessings, Catherine

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    1. Thank you Catherine! yes! very healthy!

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  7. I am loving this recipe ! Nothing says Summer more to me! Gazpacho is definitely going to be on my list of things to make!

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  8. Delish! Renee, I love to make gazpacho in the summer, I used to make it with my mom all the time so It's very near and dear to me. Thanks for sharing your easy recipe. Pinned/shared.

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    1. This was my first attempt, believe it or not. We really enjoyed it and it's so very easy to make! Thanks Joanne!

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  9. I love how vibrant the tomatoes are! I adore a good gazpacho and yours looks legit!

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  10. I have never had gazpacho! I would certainly try it though. We'll be there for dinner next time. ;)

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    1. I think you would like it! You are welcome for dinner ANYTIME!

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  11. Oh wow! This looks so fantastic! I can't wait to try it! <3

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  12. Looks so yummy! Refreshing and healthy! :)

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  13. Wow! I love all the chopped healthy veggies in this "soup". Thanks Renee. This #Gazpacho is for sure on my "to do" list! :)

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