Simple Gazpacho

Simple Gazpacho
Staff Writer
Simple Gazpacho
Frances Janisch

Simple Gazpacho

A cold soup that can be prepared ahead of time is an ideal start to dinner on Fire Island — or whichever beach you call home.

Click here to see 9 Great Gazpacho Recipes to Help You Chill Out.

8
Servings
414
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 loaf yesterday's French bread
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3/4 Cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 Pounds tomatoes, preferably local, seeded and cut into large chunks (8-12 tomatoes)
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into large pieces
  • 1 Italian frying pepper, cut into large pieces
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and cut into large pieces
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 medium-sized Spanish onion, cut into large chunks
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 Cup sherry vinegar
  • Chopped tomatoes, green bell pepper, and onion, for garnish

Directions

Using your hands, break the bread into big chunks and soak in a bowl of water for 10 minutes.

Squeeze the excess water out of the bread and transfer to the bowl of a food processor. Add the garlic and oil and process until smooth. Add the tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, onion, salt, and cumin. Process until you achieve a smooth consistency. Add the vinegar and process for 30 seconds. Blend in 1 ½-2¼ cups cold water, depending on the desired consistency, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

To serve, divide the gazpacho among 8 bowls and garnish with chopped tomatoes, green pepper, and onion.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
30%
Saturated Fat
18g
75%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
60g
46%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
139µg
20%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
16mg
21%
Calcium, Ca
54mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
15µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
37mg
12%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
66mg
9%
Sodium, Na
104mg
7%
Water
392g
15%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Simple Shopping Tip

Purchase ingredients that can be used in a variety of dishes in bulk, in order to minimize waste and save money.

Simple Cooking Tip

Do all your prep in advance, and use three bowls: one for all your ingredients, one for all your prep, and one for all your refuse. Staying organized can help you put out meals faster.