Macho Gazpacho Vegetable Chunk Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1/2 seedless cucumber, also known as English cucumber

2 vine ripe tomatoes, seeded

1 green bell pepper, seeded

1/2 red onion, peeled

4 ribs celery from the heart, including leafy tops

3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves or flat-leaf parsley

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1 lime or 1/2 lemon, juiced

1 to 2 teaspoons hot sauce, for mild to medium-hot heat level (recommended: Tabasco)

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, eyeball the amount

Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Cut cucumber, tomatoes, pepper, onion and celery into bite-sized chunks. Combine vegetable in a bowl. Sprinkle cilantro or parsley over the vegetables. Combine vinegar, lime or lemon juice and hot sauce in a small bowl. Whisk in extra-virgin olive oil in a slow stream. Pour dressing down over the salad and toss. Season salad with salt and pepper and serve.