Summertime Gazpacho

During the dog days of summer, there's no better way to cool off than with a refreshing bowl of gazpacho. Chef Ludo Lefebvre's recipe for a summertime gazpacho is bursting with a medley of flavors, including ripe tomatoes, red pepper, cucumber, strawberries and more. Watch his easy step-by-step tutorial here.

  • Servings: 4 to 6
KEY: Soup

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Ingredients

  • 6 ripe best quality summer tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 spring onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 6 strawberries
  • 1/2 olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Jerez vinegar (Sherry vinegar)
  • 1 1/2 cup raw cream or heavy cream
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 4 small pinches of Espelette pepper

How to make this recipe

  1. Take stems off each tomato. With a knife draw a cross on the bottom of each tomato. Boil a big saucepan of water. Blanch the tomatoes for 30 seconds to a minute and cool them in a large bowl of ice water. Peel the tomatoes.

  2. Peel the cucumber, extract the seeds with a spoon. For the pepper, also extract the seeds. Peel the garlic cloves, cut in halves and with the tip of your knife remove the green gem. Peel the onion. Dice all these ingredients and blend together with the olive oil and the vinegar. Add the strawberries. Salt and pepper to your taste.

  3. In a very cold salad bowl whisk the cream by hand until it comes to a soft whipped cream texture.

  4. Serve the gazpacho in individual bowls and add a generous tablespoon of cream. Add a small pinch of Espelette pepper on the cream.

Notes

Serve very cold.

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