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Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Gazpacho

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Beat the heat and channel the taste of summer with this bright and tangy red pepper and tomato gazpacho.

roasted red pepper and tomato gazpacho garnished with diced cucumbers and tomatoes

What’s the perfect dish for a scorching summer day? Look no further than this refreshingly tangy red pepper and tomato gazpacho. Packed with summer flavor, it features roasted red bell peppers, vine-ripened tomatoes, onions, and garlic. But the real magic is in the seasoning: fragrant fresh herbs, anise seeds offering a hint of fennel-like flavor, and a splash of balsamic vinegar for that extra zing. It’s a taste of summer you’ll come back to time and again—and it’s good for you, too!

“Just made this for a hot Cyprus day. Absolutely delicious. Loved the anise seed touch.”

Claire

What You’ll Need To Make Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Gazpacho

ingredients to make roasted red pepper and tomato gazpacho

Step-by-Step Instructions

Begin by tossing all of the vegetables with olive oil and salt on a foil-lined baking sheet.

raw veggies on baking shet

Roast in a 400° F oven for about 40 minutes, until just starting to brown.

roasted vegetables on baking sheet

Transfer the roasted vegetables, along with their juices, to a food processor. Add the anise seeds, rosemary or thyme, cayenne pepper and sugar, and pulse until the vegetables are finely chopped.

roasted veggies in food processor

It should not be completely smooth. If you taste it now, it will be delicious — almost like a sauce.

blended veggies in food processor

Transfer to a large bowl and add the cold water and balsamic vinegar.

Chill in the refrigerator until very cold, several hours. Taste and adjust seasoning with more salt and balsamic vinegar, if necessary. Serve cold, topped with diced cucumbers, halved cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs and a drizzle of olive oil, if desired.

roasted red pepper and tomato gazpacho garnished with diced cucumbers and tomatoes

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Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Gazpacho

Beat the heat and channel the taste of summer with this bright and tangy red pepper and tomato gazpacho.

Servings: 4 to 6
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour, plus time to chill

Ingredients

  • 4 red bell peppers (about 2 pounds), seeded and quartered
  • 3 large vine-ripened tomatoes (about 1¼ pounds), quartered
  • 2 medium yellow onions, peeled and quartered
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2¼ teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped rosemary or thyme, plus more for garnishing the soup
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon anise seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2½ cups water
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

For Serving

  • Diced cucumbers
  • Halved grape tomatoes (multi-color are pretty)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and set an oven rack in the middle position. Line a baking sheet with heavy-duty aluminum foil for easy clean up.
  2. Place the bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, and garlic on the prepared baking sheet and toss with the olive oil and salt. Roast for 40 to 50 minutes, or until the vegetables are just starting to brown.
  3. Transfer the vegetables and all the juices to a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Add the rosemary/thyme, cayenne pepper, anise seeds, and sugar and purée until almost smooth. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl; add the water and 2 tablespoons of the balsamic vinegar. Chill in the refrigerator until very cold, several hours. Taste and adjust seasoning with more salt and balsamic vinegar, if desired. Serve cold, topped with diced cucumbers, halved cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs and a drizzle of olive oil, if desired.
  4. Make-Ahead/Freezer-Friendly Instructions: The soup can be made up to 3 days ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It can also be frozen for up to 3 months. Defrost it in the refrigerator overnight until completely thawed.

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Nutrition Information

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  • Per serving (6 servings)
  • Calories: 168
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Sodium: 1181mg
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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Gluten-Free Adaptable Note

To the best of my knowledge, all of the ingredients used in this recipe are gluten-free or widely available in gluten-free versions. There is hidden gluten in many foods; if you're following a gluten-free diet or cooking for someone with gluten allergies, always read the labels of your ingredients to verify that they are gluten-free.

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Comments

  • This is delicious. The problem is I keep tasting it and there may not be much left for tomorrow’s company dinner (this soup, chicken marsala, a veggie, oreo ice cream – all your recipes).

    • — Feebee on August 11, 2023
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  • Hi Jenn
    Can l use Pomi chopped tomatoes for this recipe? If yes what should be the tomato red pepper ratio ?
    The box of tomatoes is about 26 ozs
    Thanks
    Tahera

    • — Tahera on October 13, 2022
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    • Hi Tahera, I think you could get away with using Pomi tomatoes; I’d use about 3/4 of the box of tomatoes. Hope you enjoy!

      • — Jenn on October 14, 2022
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  • Just made this for a hot Cyprus day. Absolutely delicious. Loved the anise seed touch.

    • — Claire on August 27, 2022
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  • Fantastic soup. I used sherry vinegar instead and an immersion blender. Was good the same day but even better the next day.

    • — Cecelia on July 25, 2022
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  • Hi , I’m planning to make this tomorrow for a fun app for Sunday night Rosh Hashana.
    Question? Most roasting pepper recipes you peel the skins off? Do you do that once roasted? Do the skins stay? Does the skin make soup not blended?
    thank you so much

    • Hi Jennifer, no need to peel the peppers because they’re only getting slightly browned in the oven, not charred. Hope everyone enjoys and happy new year!

  • Could I use roasted red peppers from a jar?

    • I think you could probably get away with it, Helen, but think it would better if you use fresh peppers.

  • Hi. Can you serve this soup hot? It sounds delicious, but I prefer a hot soup.

    • Definitely!

  • Not only good on a hot day—but make it on a rainy one and have it warm !!!

  • Delicious soup, I eat mine hot and added some cheese tortellini

  • I have made this soup at least three times now since trying it out about a month ago. I hate anise, so I fried up some sage leaves and crumbled those in when I added in the chopped rosemary. I think it would be just as good without that, though. It’s been so cold in Chicago, that I’ve been serving this warm by heating up stock in the pot and then adding in the soup blend. Delicious!!

  • Why so much sodium?

    • Hi Pat, It’s from the salt.

  • Would it be okay if I used vegetable stock instead of chilled water for a change of hot soup?

    • Hi Jenny, Yes, that should work fine.

  • what would be a good replacement for anise seed?

    • Hi Cathy, Fennel seeds would also work well.

  • Made this tonight for dinner- it’s delicious!!

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