Simple Gazpacho

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Simple Gazpacho
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
278
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
33%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Protein
4g
8%
Carbs
20g
7%
Vitamin A
72µg
8%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
12.5%
Vitamin C
43mg
72%
Vitamin E
4mg
20%
Vitamin K
33µg
41%
Calcium
43mg
4%
Fiber
3g
13%
Folate (food)
42µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
63µg
16%
Folic acid
13µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
33mg
8%
Monounsaturated
15g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
10%
Phosphorus
78mg
11%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
516mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
8%
Sodium
644mg
27%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
15%
Zinc
0.6mg
4.1%

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