Authentic Spanish Gazpacho

Authentic Spanish Gazpacho
Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox


For the croutons

  • large French baguette, cubed
  • 1/4 Cup  olive oil
  • 1/4 Teaspoon  salt, or to taste

For the soup

  • medium-sized red bell peppers, chopped roughly
  • large cucumbers, peeled and chopped roughly
  • 12  medium-sized ripe tomatoes, chopped roughly
  • large clove garlic (optional)
  • 2 Cups  water
  • 3/4 Cups  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup  plus 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon  salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 Cup  plus 2 tablespoons plain breadcrumbs

The authentic Spanish gazpacho is a cold soup made from tomatoes, cucumbers, red bell peppers, and garlic, seasoned with olive oil, vinegar, and salt. As far as we're concerned, this is the only cold soup that can be labeled "gazpacho."

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For the croutons

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Place the bread in a large bowl. Coat with the olive oil and season with the salt. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil, spread the bread cubes on the cookie sheet, and bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes.

For the soup

Place all of the ingredients in a blender (depending on the size of the jar, you may have to do it in several batches). Blend until smooth. Pour through a fine-meshed strainer to get rid of tomato and pepper skin and cucumber seeds. Chill for a couple of hours before serving. Serve the croutons on top of the gazpacho.


Calories per serving:

457 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 233g 358%
  • Carbs 344g 115%
  • Saturated 33g 166%
  • Fiber 40g 161%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 90g
  • Monounsaturated 160g
  • Polyunsaturated 29g
  • Protein 70g 140%
  • Sodium 5,686mg 237%
  • Calcium 618mg 62%
  • Magnesium 473mg 118%
  • Potassium 6,172mg 176%
  • Iron 27mg 148%
  • Zinc 10mg 66%
  • Phosphorus 1,146mg 164%
  • Vitamin A 1,226µg 136%
  • Vitamin C 683mg 1,139%
  • Thiamin (B1) 4mg 276%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 3mg 159%
  • Niacin (B3) 35mg 173%
  • Vitamin B6 3mg 152%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 972µg 243%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 2%
  • Vitamin E 46mg 229%
  • Vitamin K 418µg 522%
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