Authentic Spanish Gazpacho

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Authentic Spanish Gazpacho
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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8
Servings
427
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the croutons

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

For the soup

  • 3 medium-sized red bell peppers, chopped roughly
  • 3 large cucumbers, peeled and chopped roughly
  • 12 medium-sized ripe tomatoes, chopped roughly
  • 1 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

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.

Spanish Shopping Tip

Spanish cuisine often uses less than ordinary ingredients like Spanish paprika, Spanish wine, and saffron. Be sure to have these on-hand before concocting your Spanish dishes.

Spanish Cooking Tip

Saffron is used for both color and flavor. Use the threads if you want colors, and use ground saffron threads if you are using for flavor.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
29g
44%
Sugar
11g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Protein
8g
15%
Carbs
37g
12%
Vitamin A
153µg
17%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
18.4%
Vitamin C
85mg
100%
Vitamin E
6mg
28%
Vitamin K
52µg
65%
Calcium
71mg
7%
Fiber
5g
19%
Folate (food)
78µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
128µg
32%
Folic acid
29µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
16%
Magnesium
56mg
14%
Monounsaturated
20g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
19%
Phosphorus
131mg
19%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
758mg
22%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
17.1%
Sodium
643mg
27%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
29.2%
Zinc
1mg
7%

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