Yellow heirloom tomato gazpacho with lime oil and fresh mint

August 9, 2011

Yellow heirloom tomatoes — like the Golden Jubilee, Amana Orange, Yellow Brandywine or Bicolor Mortgage Lifter — are slightly sweet, juicy and fleshy. They also have very few seeds, making them perfect candidates for gazpacho.

The lime-infused oil drizzled on the chilled soup just before serving brings out the tomatoes’ flavor even more.

If you want to dazzle dinner guests, serve this gazpacho in wine or cocktail glasses as shown. But this chilled soup is also perfect for a casual summer barbeque. Place it in a large bowl on ice and let your guests pour it in small cups or tumblers – refreshing and light… and they won’t spoil anyone’s appetite.

White wine iconThis soup is best suited to high acid white wines from cool climates aged in stainless steel, like Sauvignon Blanc or Lugana from Veneto (Italy).

Yellow heirloom tomatoes

Yellow heirloom tomato gazpacho with lime oil and fresh mint

serves 4
active time: 30 min

For the soup

  1. 3 lbs (1.4 kg) ripe yellow heirloom tomatoes – peeled, quartered, seeded and juices reserved
  2. 1 yellow bell pepper (8 oz) (225 g) – halved, seeded and cut in 3″ pieces
  3. 1/2 seedless cucumber (8 oz) (225 g) – peeled and cut in 3″ pieces
  4. 1 jalapeño pepper – seeded and cut in 1/2” pieces
  5. 1/4 small red onion – peeled
  6. 1 garlic clove – skinned
  7. 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  8. 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  9. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  10. 1 teaspoon maple syrup, honey or organic sugar
  11. 1 teaspoon sea salt
  12. 1/2 cup spring water

For the garnishes

  1. lime (or lemon) infused oil
  2. mint sprigs or leaves

  1. Step 1: Place all ingredients, including the reserved tomato juices in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse at high speed with a steel blade until all ingredients are finely chopped, then process until soup is very smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Step 2: Transfer to a large bowl and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight, until well chilled.
  3. Step 3: Place the soup in the freezer for 30 minutes before serving so it is very chilled. Ladle the soup in bowls or cocktail glasses. Place a spoonful of the lime-infused oil in the center. Garnish with the fresh mint and serve.

soups, gazpacho, heirloom tomato
© 2014 Viviane Bauquet Farre Food & Style NY LLC

Disclaimer: As always, my point of view is my own. I do not accept samples, and have no commercial relationship with any product, food or wine company.

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

lisaiscooking August 10, 2011 at 11:29 am

The yellow soup looks lovely in these tall glasses, and the lime oil sounds fantastic with it! So refreshing for our summer heat.


Kelly August 10, 2011 at 11:30 am

I love making gazpacho and this looks absolutely delicious!! :)


Alida August 10, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I love visiting your website for many reasons, but especially because your pictures are just so spectacular! This looks amazing! What a fun use for yellow heirloom tomatoes. Looks delicious!


German Mama August 10, 2011 at 12:29 pm

I love gazpacho. I hope I can find enough yellow tomatoes to make this one.


EB August 10, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Holy cow! Gorgeous! And I’m sure tasty too.


Dave at eRecipeCards August 10, 2011 at 4:35 pm

OMG, these are beautiful!

Beautiful photos… just love the whole look!

The combination sounds delicious. Thank you for submitting this to Everything worked perfect. Please consider making us a habit whenever you post anything new and of course, you are welcome to show off some of your earlier favorites as well!


Lolly August 10, 2011 at 6:36 pm

This looks absolutely stunning and positively delicious!


Parsley Sage August 10, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Now THAT’S a lovely summery dish! This would be perfect to cool people down at a Sunday BBQ.


Russell at Chasing Delicious August 10, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Gorgeous presentation and photos! The soup sounds divine too. It looks so simple and easy. I love it. Thanks for sharing!


Viviane August 10, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments everyone – you are all so kind!

I just got back from my veggie garden and managed to pick enough yellow heirloom tomatoes to make the gazpacho for dinner tonight! First time to make this soup from my own garden… I’m beyond excited!


Sonya August 10, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Grown and sexy BBQ next weekend. This will be on the menu


Mama's Gotta Bake August 10, 2011 at 9:48 pm

That’s a gorgeous dish, I love the color, it’s so summer-y!!!


Ann August 10, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Absolutely stunning!


Jessica August 11, 2011 at 12:50 pm

This is a great idea to use the beautiful in season tomatoes!! I just bought bags of them. I love the color and the added mint flavor!


Treat and Trick August 11, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Looks fabulous and impressive presentation!


Peggy August 11, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Don’t think I’ve ever seen a yellow gazpacho before – but I love the presentation of it =)


Elies_Lie August 12, 2011 at 5:35 am

This is the same tomato that u use for ur heirloom tomato sauce?
Wow! I wish I have a heirloom tomato in Indonesia
Congratz for the top 9 on Foodbuzz Viviane! ;)


kitchenarian August 12, 2011 at 8:44 am

This is almost too pretty to eat……almost. I can’t wait to try this. Congratulations on Top 9!


mjskit August 12, 2011 at 10:37 am

This looks and sounds wonderful! I especially love the extras – the lime infused oil. YUM!


Sandra August 12, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Stunning and I’m happy to see it in Top 9!


Jo@jocooks August 13, 2011 at 9:07 pm

It looks fabulous. I can’t wait to give this a try.


Crazy Radishes August 31, 2011 at 9:12 am

Those glasses look fabulous, what a neat idea to serve gazpacho in them!


sneige September 1, 2011 at 5:48 am

This is just a lovely idea! Love the glasses too! So elegant!


Angie@Angiesrecipes September 17, 2011 at 12:40 am

A simple and elegant soup/appetizer! Only you can make a humble tomato soup look so stylish and enticing. And those glasses…so chic and lovely.


Donna Ford September 18, 2011 at 11:44 pm

Looks delicious, can’t wait to try it!


sonia April 11, 2012 at 10:08 am

Hi There,
I am always on hunt to see new presentations of our soups and salads and learn out of box. Your site is amazing and full of creative ideas. Thanks for sharing… Thanks & Regards, Sonia !!!


Viviane April 11, 2012 at 10:13 am

Thank you so much Sonia!


2sisters2cities August 13, 2012 at 7:51 am

Thanks for linking up at Fresh Produce Tuesday for our heirloom tomato link party! Your photos are stunning and I can’t wait to try some of your recipes.



Viviane August 13, 2012 at 9:58 am

2S2C, It was my great pleasure… Thank you for the kind words!


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