Mom’s Nearly Famous Gazpacho


3 medium plum tomatoes, seeded and roughly chopped
1 large cucumber, peeled
2 green onions, washed
1 red pepper
2 cloves garlic
11 oz. regular tomato juice
8 oz. Spicy V8 Tomato juice
2 T. olive oil
1/3 c. red wine vinegar
1 t. Kosher salt
1 t. pepper
2 limes


1. In a food processor fitted with a blade attachment place 6 oz. of regular tomato juice, the red pepper, onions and garlic. Pulse 3-4 times. Add the cucumber and tomatoes. Pulse 3-4 times. Add the rest of the regular tomato juice, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper. Pulse 3-4 times. Finally, add in the spicy tomato juice and olive oil. Pulse 1-2 times.

2. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve. When serving, squeeze the juice of ½ lime over each bowl and stir in to each portion.

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

There are plenty of great recipes for gazpacho. If you’d like to sweeten it up a bit add some fruit like cantaloupe or honeydew. If you think you need more heat, swirl in a few splashes of Tabasco to give it a boost.

Naptime Stopwatch

This recipe, from start to finish, takes about 15 minutes.

Naptime Reviews

My daughter doesn’t love cold soup yet – she thought this was salsa – but was game for dipping a few chips in it. My husband, well, you can see me swatting his hand away from the Cuisinart above!

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