Green Gazpacho with Spicy Croutons

Green Gazpacho with Spicy Croutons
Tami Hardeman


For the croutons

  • slices day-old sourdough bread
  • 1 Teaspoon  olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon  smoked paprika

For the soup

  • large cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped roughly
  • large tomatillos, husked and chopped roughly
  • large yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped roughly
  • small yellow onion, diced roughly
  • 2 Cups  watercress, tough stems removed, chopped roughly
  • 1/2 Cup  chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tablespoon  kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 2 1/2 Cups  water, or to taste
  •   Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Delicious and easy-to-make, this chilled soup is perfect for those hot sunny days when all you want is something cool and refreshing to eat.

This soup will last three to four days in a tightly sealed container. I recommend letting it chill down and percolate together for three to four hours up to overnight before serving — the flavors really meld together.

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For the croutons

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Remove the crust from the sourdough slices. Cut the bread into ½-inch cubes. Toss with the olive oil and smoked paprika. Scatter evenly on a baking sheet and bake until toasty and light brown, 4-5 minutes depending on your oven.

For the soup

In a large mixing bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients, season with the salt, and stir. Cover tightly, and refrigerate for 30-60 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

Then, remove from the refrigerator and pour everything, including any juices that have accumulated in the bowl, into the bowl of a large capacity food processor or high powered blender. Whiz until it starts to break up.

Pour the water into the food processor/blender gradually until the mixture reaches the desired consistency (you may need more or less water). Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve with the croutons.


Calories per serving:

320 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 17g 26%
  • Carbs 241g 80%
  • Saturated 3g 16%
  • Fiber 18g 70%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 33g
  • Monounsaturated 5g
  • Polyunsaturated 5g
  • Protein 50g 99%
  • Sodium 9,359mg 390%
  • Calcium 412mg 41%
  • Magnesium 254mg 63%
  • Potassium 2,186mg 62%
  • Iron 19mg 105%
  • Zinc 6mg 38%
  • Phosphorus 662mg 95%
  • Vitamin A 237µg 26%
  • Vitamin C 407mg 678%
  • Thiamin (B1) 3mg 203%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 117%
  • Niacin (B3) 24mg 121%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 59%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 580µg 145%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 19%
  • Vitamin K 270µg 338%
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