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Authentic Spanish Gazpacho

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

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.

Nutritional Facts
Servings8
Calories Per Serving427
Total Fat29g44%
Sugar11gN/A
Saturated4g20%
Protein8g15%
Carbs37g12%
Vitamin A153µg17%
Vitamin B60.4mg18.4%
Vitamin C85mg100%
Vitamin E6mg28%
Vitamin K52µg65%
Calcium71mg7%
Fiber5g19%
Folate (food)78µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)128µg32%
Folic acid29µgN/A
Iron3mg16%
Magnesium56mg14%
Monounsaturated20gN/A
Niacin (B3)4mg19%
Phosphorus131mg19%
Polyunsaturated3gN/A
Potassium758mg22%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg17.1%
Sodium643mg27%
Thiamin (B1)0.4mg29.2%
Zinc1mg7%