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Gazpacho

A refreshing cold soup, perfect for summer.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chilling time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 169 kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine

Ingredients

  • 6 medium tomatoes the quality of the tomatoes is one of the most important factors in the taste, use vine ripened if possible
  • ½ green bell pepper
  • 1 cucumber
  • ½ small white onion
  • 1 clove garlic not too big
  • 3 inch piece day old bread
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil again, quality is important use a Spanish one
  • splash Sherry vinegar Vinagre de Jerez, although red or white wine vinegar can be substituted
  • Optional toppings: diced cucumber diced green apple, diced onion, diced pepper, croutons hard boiled eggs.

Instructions

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Wash and dry all of the vegetables very well—if you prefer to peel the tomatoes you can, although I usually leave the skin on.
  2. Soak the day old bread in water, squeeze out, and set aside.

  3. Cut the tomatoes into 4 slices (leaving the core behind) and put into your blender.
  4. Halve, core, and de-seed the pepper. Cut it into a few slices and add to the blender.
  5. Peel the garlic and slice it in half.
  6. Cut the onion into a few slices and add it to the blender too.
  7. Peel the cucumber and cut it in half. Add half to the blender and save the other half for a topping.
  8. Blend the vegetables at a high speed until it is completely pureed.
  9. Add the salt and vinegar, soaked bread and, while blending on a slow speed, slowly add the olive oil.

  10. Taste and adjust salt and vinegar. If the texture is too thick for your liking add some cold water.
  11. Refrigerate and serve VERY cold! Add as many (or as few) toppings as you like.
Nutrition Facts
Gazpacho
Amount Per Serving
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 578mg17%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1646IU33%
Vitamin C 41mg50%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.