Gazpacho with Parmesan Crisps

  • Author: Dana Gerard
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 6 mins
  • Total Time: 26 mins
  • Yield: 16+ servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Eating vegetables has never been more delicious! A refreshing Spanish style cold soup with garden fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. Serve as an appetizer or instead of a salad with your favorite main dish.


  • 2 1/2 cups tomato juice, such as V-8 (Spicy OK) (600 ml)
  • 4 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 English cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 red and 1 yellow bell pepper, seeds removed, chopped
  • 2 large cloves roasted garlic, mashed
  • Juice of 1 large lime (25 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (15 ml)
  • 12 teaspoons hot sauce, optional (510 ml)
  • Kosher salt and coarse ground pepper
  • 6 oz grated parmesan cheese (170 gm)


  1. Using a blender or food processor, add in half of the tomato juice and all the chopped tomatoes. Pulse just a few times until partially chunky.
  2. Add cucumber, bell peppers, garlic, and all liquid ingredients. Blend or pulse briefly to reach desired consistency, either chunky or almost smooth.
  3. Taste and season with salt and pepper to your liking.
  4. Chill soup at least 30 minutes or up to a week. Flavor improves over time.
  5. Before serving, stir, taste again and adjust seasonings.
  6. To make parmesan crisps: Preheat oven to 400 F. Use two baking sheets lined with parchment or silicone mats. For big crisps, drop a tablespoon of cheese onto baking sheet and lightly press down with the back of a spoon. For small crisps, drop by teaspoon. For perfectly round crisps, drop cheese into biscuit cutter as shown in the blog photos. Repeat with remaining cheese, spaced 1/2 inch apart. Bake 5-6 minutes or until golden. Let cool completely and remove with a spatula. Crisps are best eaten the same day.
  7. Serve parmesan crisps at room temperature with cold gazpacho for a low carb first course, light lunch or snack.


Adapted from Once Upon a Chef and Everyday Food Light by Martha Stewart Living