Authentic Spanish Gazpacho

Authentic Spanish Gazpacho
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Authentic Spanish Gazpacho

Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox

Authentic Spanish Gazpacho

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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Directions

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.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

161 kcal

Daily value:

8%

Servings:

8
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 26 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 5 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 232 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 70 µg
  • Calcium, Ca 54 mg
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Choline, total 3 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 1 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 2 g
  • Folate, DFE 39 µg
  • Folate, food 3 µg
  • Folate, total 26 µg
  • Folic acid 21 µg
  • Iron, Fe 3 mg
  • Magnesium, Mg 19 mg
  • Niacin 2 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 73 mg
  • Potassium, K 67 mg
  • Retinol 69 µg
  • Selenium, Se 3 µg
  • Sodium, Na 298 mg
  • Starch 5 g
  • Sugars, total 2 g
  • Water 52 g
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