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Ultimate refreshing Asian gazpacho with cucumber salsa

I’ve made gazpacho many, many times as it’s the perfect dish to cool you off after a balmy day in late summer. Especially here in Spain, where I live. My favourite is a green gazpacho, which we’ve also had on the menu in our restaurant.


Recently, I wanted to change this staple dish – try something new and have a little fun with it. The result was amazing, the kids loved it at first spoonful! So, without further ado here’s my take on a green gazpacho with an Asian twist. You can serve it as a starter or as a light and refreshing main dish. Enjoy!



Serves 4 to 6 people


20 minutes
chill in fridge for 2 hours



  • 750 gr ripe tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 3 cm ginger, cut in pieces
  • fresh coriander, 1 big bunch
  • fresh mint, 1 big bunch
  • 1 cucumber, without the skin, cut in pieces
  • ½ red bell pepper
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tbs rice vinegar
  • ½ chili pepper, without seeds
  • 1 ½ tbs salt and 1 tbs pepper
  • 500 ml water (2 cups)



A strong blender


Ultimate refreshing Asian gazpacho with cucumber salsa



Blend all of the ingredients together until they are fine and smooth. Put in the fridge and let it cool for at least 2 hours. This dish needs to be served cold.



  • ½ cucumber, with the skin but without the seeds. Cut in very small pieces of 0.5 mm.
  • fresh coriander, 1 big bunch, thinly chopped
  • fresh mint, 1 big bunch, thinly chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbs olive oil


Mix together and use as garnish to finish up the soup, just before you serve it.


Ultimate refreshing Asian gazpacho with cucumber salsa



Mirjam Leslie-Pringle

Mirjam Leslie-Pringle is a food expert, photographer and owner of the popular vegetarian recipe blog Born and raised in the Netherlands, Mirjam left Amsterdam three years ago with her family to start a new adventure on the island of Ibiza. Together with her husband, three kids, four horses, three dogs and a cat, Mirjam’s days are filled with work, fun, and of course, healthy and delicious food.