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This is way too salty. 948 mg sodium for an otherwise healthy soup is crazy. You can easily cut the salt in half - if you think it's bland, then increase the other spices. Gazpacho is supposed to be spicy, not salty.

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mizmarple August 02, 2011

This is a great recipe. I made it a bit quicker by picking up a pack of fresh salsa from the local grocery store. The fresh salsa has diced tomato, pepper and onion so all I had to cut up was the cucumber. Also I added cilantro to taste because that's the way I have always had it.

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Singlemom88 September 11, 2007

Great recipe! Quick and good. If you have available, add baby shrimp or slices of avocado.

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Chef GRADY August 03, 2010

My daughter just got braces and wanted soup on a hot day. This worked out perfectly. I blended everything so it would be smooth for her. I also used regular V8 with a touch more tabasco. Doesn't get any easier than this recipe! Thanks for posting!

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Axe June 16, 2008

What a delicious way to get some fresh veggies. I only had regular V8 so I used extra Tabasco sauce. This will be a regular in my house. So easy to fix ( I made half a recipe) that you can have fresh gazpacho made in a matter of minutes. A wonderful start to a meal and a great healthy way to control hunger pangs between meals. Thanks for posting this wonderful recipe SusieQusie.

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Miss Annie in Indy January 18, 2008

Loved it - next time I'll use half spicy V8 and half regular to reduce heat for personal preference, but loved the flavor and craved more - made just the perfect amount! Thanks for a winner.

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Born2cook September 13, 2006

Susie: This is perfect, doesn't take forever and and very tasty. I only had regular V8 so I did have to kick it up a few notches with Tabasco. Also added green pepper for the garnish. Next time think I'll use poblanos. Thanks for sharing.

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Galley Wench August 22, 2006

I guess that's nice for a spicy tomato soup, but please do not call it gazpacho... unless you want to call it Gazpacho Mexicano.

For a Spanish (=from Spain) gazpacho the recipe is as simple as 2 pounds tomato, 1 pound cucumber, 1/2 pound green pepper, a middle sized onion, 2 or 3 cloves of garlic, depending on how much you like it, 1/3 cup live oil, 1/3 cup water, half that ammount of vinegar, salt and, if you like it, cumin. You have some amazing food processors in America that will help you do it in no time. But a real gazpacho, the refreshing type, has in it nothing of the sort of V8, lime juice, Tabasco sauce or cilantro.

The recipe may have lots of variations depending on region and even the family: some add some wet day old bread to make it thicker, others add carrots in order to get the same result. Some will claim adding cumin will spoil it, but it mixes perfectly with tomato and olive oil and adds its special flavour to gazpacho making it truly delicious...

I'm sorry to spoil your recipe, SusieQusie.

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austro July 20, 2012

Fantastic! Cilantro was a nice touch in this spicy version.

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rosslare March 31, 2009

I can't think of too many things better than being a house guest & having your hostess fix 1 of her recipes for you. SusieQusie & I co-hosted a dinner party last nite for 14 & this lovely gazpacho was part of our combo of appy's. This is 1 of those recipes where the sum of the parts work so well together that the whole is special. It's refreshingly light & perfect for a heartier than normal meal. The "fast fix" prep is an added bonus too. You did good here SQ. Thx. :-)

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twissis October 25, 2006
Fast Fix Gazpacho