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Recipe By: Chef Kurt Spataro, Cafe Bernardo

Gazpacho Recipe

Enjoy a nice cold bowl of soup on a hot day! This bowl of gazpacho will not only jazz up your taste buds but will also fill you up with vitamins and nutrients. Thanks to Chef Kurt Spataro of Paragary’s Bar & Oven for this beautifully simply yet incredibly delicious gazpacho recipe!

Paragary’s Bar & Oven is one of the more than 60 restaurants participating in our EatSMART fundraising campaign. Dine and donate this September to support our food literacy programs.

Yield: 8 bowls of soup (8 ounces each)

Gazpacho Recipe


  • 3 cloves organic (California-grown) garlic, very finely minced
  • 1 small organic red onion, finely chopped
  • 8 large or 12 medium sized very ripe organic (California-grown) summer tomatoes, (about 4 lbs) roughly chopped and run through a food mill
  • 1 organic English cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped
  • 2 yellow bell peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 jalapeños, seeded and finely chopped
  • Handful of fresh organic mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp sherry vinegar (locally-made “O” brand)
  • salt and pepper
  • ice water


Combine all ingredients and thin with ice water to desired consistency. Taste for salt and vinegar. This is also excellent with the addition of cubed watermelon or any orange-fleshed melon.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Executive Chef Kurt Spataro, Paragary’s Bar & Oven

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