Cool Summer Gazpacho!

For those of our readers here in Houston I’m sure you’ve noticed it’s getting hot in a hurry as the summer months approach. Cool down with this delicious, healthy and yeast-free gazpacho! It also makes a great appetizer for summer parties: just serve in a shot glass and garnish with a cherry tomato or even a boiled shrimp!


  • 4 cups of tomato juice
  • 1 red onion, minced
  • 1 yellow, green or orange bell pepper, minced
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 2 cups of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of basil
  • 1 teaspoon of parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon Stevia
  • Salt and pepper to taste


In a blender (I use a Vita-Mix) combine tomato juice, onions, bell pepper, cucumber, tomatoes, garlic, lemon juice, vinegar, basil, parsley, Stevia, salt and pepper. Blend until well combined but still chunky. Chill for 2-3 hours, then garnish with fresh parsley, cherry tomatoes, or boiled shrimp if desired, then serve!

Article Comments

  1. Isn’t red wine vinegar not allowed on the yeast free diet? Can anyone tell me if sans cola is allowed? It has rebina in it and says everything is natural. It also has citric acid in it and natural caffeine. You can get it at HEB. Does anyone have information as to where I can get zevia cola? Please respond. Thank you.

    • Kimberly, Kay and Sally are both correct, HEB and Whole Foods carry Zevia brand soda, Whole Foods does have a wider selection, and the Ginger Root Beer is especially delicious. Upon researching the Sans Soda brand it does appear from their website it is friendly for a yeast-free diet, however to give you a definite answer I would need to actually read the back of one of the cans. Rebiana is an extract derived from the sweetest part of the Stevia plant. You can substitute lemon or lime juice for the red wine vinegar in the recipe. Thank you!

    • Angela, that is a great tip! I love Georgia’s Market! Their chicken and egg salads are made with Vegenaise instead of Mayonaise, making them a great yeast-free snack also!

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