Gazpacho for one person

Easy, mega quick and clean: learn how to make a single serving of this vitamin packed snack, whether you are looking for the original taste or a variation of it

Gazpacho isn’t only one of the most enjoyable dishes/ salty drinks ever; it’s really uncomplicated to make, specially if you only want a serving of it.
In this post I’ll show you 4 different recipes to make gazpacho for one person.
So, if you’re also looking for a ridiculously easy way to make delicious gazpacho, you’ve come to the right place.
Ready for your new favorite snack?

What is gazpacho?

Gazpacho is a cold soup made from fresh summer veggies.
Original to South Spain (where I come from), it’s often served in a glass so you can drink it.

Gazpacho is refreshing and satisfying – perfect on its own or with some garnish like croutons.
So, it’s ideal if you’re looking for a light lunch, dinner or a satiating snack for yourself.
Just throw in a couple of veggies, blend and enjoy your fresh gazpacho!

Frequently asked questions about gazpacho

What do I need to make gazpacho?

You’ll only need some fresh veggies (fresh tomatoes, cucumber, green pepper and garlic), sherry vinegar and extra virgin olive oil along with salt for seasoning and a blender.

Can I use fruit when making gazpacho?

Yes! Gazpacho is a flexible dish, so you can actually get creative.
If you want to take the safe road, just switch some of the tomatoes for some sort of summer fruit, like watermelon, strawberries or cherries.
Bellow I’ll show exactly how much fruit I use for the most popular gazpacho variations with fruit.
You won’t be able to pinpoint what fruit it is, but you will love the flavor.Ingredients for fruit gazpacho

Do I need to peel the veggies or strain the cold soup?

You don’t have to strain gazpacho and I’ve never done it; too much work and in my opinion, a waste of good fibers!
However, I peel the cucumber to make it easier to digest. And the garlic clove needs peeling.
The trick to get a smooth gazpacho (if you like it creamy like me; some people prefer it chunky) lies in blending thoughtfully.

What’s the best blender to make gazpacho?

To make a big batch of this chilled soup, it’s better to use a big, strong blender: it saves lots of time and it gets the smoothest gazpacho.
But when making just one serving, even an electric hand mixer will do an acceptable job breaking down chunks into a quite smooth texture (btw., did you know gazpacho was originally made with mortar and pestle?).Gazpacho with blender vs. mixer

How to make a single serving of gazpacho

Looking for a quick and healthy snack just for yourself?
I get it: often I’m eating lunch alone or with my toddlers, who don’t enjoy the raw garlic (sometimes also onion) in gazpacho.
Gazpacho is perfect for these situations because you can make as many servings as your stomach desires!

And the best part: this refreshing soup is super easy to whip together when you only need one glass instead of a whole batch.
If you make more though, don’t worry: this veggie soup stays good for 2-3 days in your fridge – if it lasts that long before being devoured by hungry tummies.

In this recipe card are the exact quantities I use when making gazpacho just for me.
This ratio has always worked great for me, but you can always experiment and adapt this drinkable salad recipe to your taste or to what you have in the kitchen.

If you prefer to make it in bulk for the whole family or for your next party, don’t miss the original gazpacho recipe, with everything you need to know to become a gazpacho expert.

Don’t miss the variations

Gazpacho also tastes extremely well with some fruits; check also how to make 1-person-servings of some refreshing variations bellow.

One serving homemade Gazpacho
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Gazpacho for 1 person

How to make a super quick cup of gazpacho
Print Recipe
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:0 mins
Blending:1 min
Total Time:6 mins

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 3 tomatoes (250 gr./half pound.)
  • 1 inch cucumber (20 gr./0,7 oz.)
  • green pepper (10 gr./0,3 oz.)
  • 1/2 clove garlic, peeled (or a small clove)
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • a pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Peel the garlic and remove the inner germ.
  • Seed the cucumber (if needed) and peel it (optional but recommended). Wash and chop the vegetables.
    Chopped vegetables for gazpacho
  • (Optional, but can take your gazpacho to a higher level) Marinate the veggies with salt and vinegar for 2-24 hours in the fridge.
  • Blend everything together.
    Hand mixer and gazpacho
  • Serve cool, but without ice.
    One serving homemade Gazpacho

Notes

  • If you prefer to eat your cold soup with a spoon instead of drinking it, add 1/4 slice of stale bread to the blend
  • To make a bigger batch, check our original gazpacho recipe

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcal
Course: Appetizer, Drinks, Salad, Snack, Soup
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: cold drink, smoothie, tomato, vegan, vegetables
Servings: 1 Serving
Calories: 160kcal

You don’t have fresh tomatoes at hand?
You can still enjoy a similar taste with this super easy gazpacho-like tomato juice recipe.

Cherry gazpacho recipe for one serving

Steps to make cherry gazpacho

This is an amazing refreshing dish with a slightly sweet flavor.

You can make it with fresh or frozen cherries.
If you use frozen ones, you don’t have to chill the mixture before serving it because the cherries cool your gazpacho soup.

Just follow the same steps than when making regular gazpacho, just switching some of the ripe tomato for pitted cherries.
The only difference between the regular one and fruit variations like this one is that instead of green bell pepper, red pepper will work well too.

These are the measurements I recommend for a serving of cherry gazpacho:

Ingredients for cherry gazpacho
  • 2 middle-sized roma tomatoes or 1 heirloom tomato – 160 gr. or 5-6 oz.
  • A handful pitted cherries – 60 gr. or 2 oz.
  • Red bell pepper – 30 gr. or 1 oz.
  • Cucumber – 30 gr. or 1 oz.
  • 1/2 garlic clove or a very small one
  • Wine vinegar- 1 teaspoon
  • A pinch of salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil – 2 teaspoons

Watermelon gazpacho recipe for one serving

Juicy and sweet, watermelon is also a perfect fruit to add to gazpacho: it adds freshness and it’s very easy to blend with the other ingredients.

To make this invigorating soup, blend some cubes of seedless watermelon (after removing the rind) with the other chopped ingredients.

You can see the recipe for 4 servings here or use these amounts to make one cup:

  • 2 middle sized tomatoes – roughly 150 gr. or 5 oz.
  • Watermelon without rind – 70 gr. or 2,5 oz.
  • Cucumber – 30 gr. or 1 oz.
  • Red bell pepper – 30 gr. or 1 oz.
  • 1/2 garlic clove or a very small one
  • Wine vinegar- 1 teaspoon
  • Some salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil – 2 teaspoons

I like my watermelon gazpacho quite sweet; if you’d prefer it to taste more traditional, try adding less watermelon and more tomatoes.
Also, a touch of red onion will make this recipe pop!

Strawberry gazpacho recipe for one serving

Ingredients to make strawberry gazpacho for one person

I can’t decide my favorite type of gazpacho; every single variation is simply too good. Gazpacho with fruits are very mild and this strawberry variant is no exception.

As with other types of this refreshing dish, you just have to blend everything together and serve chilled.
Just remove the green leafy part (the stem) from your strawberry before blending all ingredients together.

Frozen strawberries also work great.
But no matter whether you use fresh or frozen ones, don’t use too many strawberries: we don’t want our gazpacho taste like a salty fruit smoothie!

For a glass of this summer day dream I recommend:

  • 3-4 tomatoes, depending in their size – 170 gr. or 6 oz.
  • 3-4 strawberries – 30 gr. or 3 oz.
  • Cucumber – 50 gr. or 1,7 oz.
  • Pepper – 30 gr. or 1 oz.
  • 1/2 garlic clove or a small one
  • Wine vinegar- 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil – 2 teaspoons

How did you enjoy these one-serving recipes? I hope you enjoy these quick-to-make, nutritious gazpachos as much as I do!

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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    So beautiful and vivid color!!!
    I love gazpacho, so thank you very much for sharing several variations,
    What is this white topping on this gazpacho ?
    It makes gazpacho even more vivid red color and look tasty

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