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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 88.6
  • Total Fat: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 96.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g

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Gazpacho (Chilled Vegetable Soup)

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Gazpacho (Chilled Vegetable Soup)

Introduction

Gazpacho is one of my favorite summer meals, and it's no coincidence that it's also one of the easiest to make. It's simply a chilled, usually blended vegetable soup of Spanish origin.

Gazpacho is one of my favorite summer meals, and it's no coincidence that it's also one of the easiest to make. It's simply a chilled, usually blended vegetable soup of Spanish origin.


Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 slice whole grain bakery bread bread (about 1 cup), crust removed and torn into bite-size pieces
    1/2 red onion, roughly chopped
    1 yellow or red pepper, seeds removed, roughly chopped
    2 cloves garlic
    1 banana pepper, seeds removed, cut in half
    1 English cucumber, peeled, cut into fourths
    5 large tomatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds)
    1-2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

Place the bread into a mixing bowl, cover with one cup of cold water and soak for five minutes.

Place the onion, peppers, and garlic into the bowl of a food processor, pulse three or four times.

Add the cucumbers and tomatoes to food processor and pulse a few more times. Squeeze excess liquid from the bread and add the wet bread to the soup mixture. Process for 20 seconds. Add vinegar and pepper to taste.

Garnish with chopped herbs, diced avocado, or grilled corn.
Makes 6 one cup servings.






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  • 45 of 50 people found this review helpful
    In Spain, olive oil is a crucial ingredient in most types of gazpacho (and there are a lot!). I usually add a tablespoon or two for some healthy fat and a bit of richness, but if you're watching that, it's easy to leave out. Just not as good, in my opinion. - 1/13/11

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  • Very Good
    39 of 41 people found this review helpful
    I am a Spaniard. So I can tell you that if you take out the bread from the recipe, it won't be a gazpacho anymore, neither add banana pepper (that's not spaniard cuisine). Also, You got to have for sure: tomatos,onion,garlic,cucumber,green bell pepper,salt,black pepper,vinegar,olive oil,bread &water - 3/31/11

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Just felt like soup today and selected this recipe. I tasted it cool and liked it, but it was only 27 outside today, so I heated it and had some cornbread with it. Nice, mellow recipe. I think I can use this as a base for other soups. - 12/19/10

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  • Good
    14 of 17 people found this review helpful
    While this dish originated in Spain, the version I grew up with is a variation from Sonora Mexico, which has no bread and uses Jalapeno instead of the banana pepper, Mexican ("key") limes instead of vinegar, the addition of cilantro & garlic, and a liberal amount of tomato juice as the base. - 6/3/12

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  • 12 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious. It's also possible to toast the bread before soaking it. Adds a slightly nutty undertone. - 1/27/11

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  • 8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Lived in Spain for 3 yrs. Always enjoyed this soup on a really hot day. In Spain they always brought you fresh diced veggies to add to your soup. They had bell peppers, onion, cucmbers, croutons and other things that you could add. This sounds like a good version of it and will definetly try it. - 3/12/11

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    GOOD RECIPE,LIKE IT LOW IN SODIUM! - 1/20/11

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  • Very Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I'm also from Spain and I make a delicious Gazpacho without the bread (and some other minor changes). The bread is usually used to get more quantity, it's kind of "saving" trick. But if you can, try it without bread and without water, it gets 1000 times tastier (you can always add bread and water) - 7/1/12

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  • 4 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I love gazpacho! Can't wait to try this. - 1/3/11

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Everyone loved this! I followed the recipe almost exactly, except I used rice vinegar instead of wine vinegar, because it's what I had. I also added a little Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime seasoning blend. Perfect! Wonderful use for fresh tomatoes--no peeling needed. Yay! - 8/30/11

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  • 3 of 9 people found this review helpful
    re - some of the comments
    Use cooked rice instead of the bread, no problem - whizzes down, just the same.
    Don't think about wet bread - make a tomato, cucumber smoothie instead, with some onion, garlic whatever seasonings - it's really yummie. - 3/12/11

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  • Very Good
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    The addition of the cucumber to this "salsa" gives it a little extra summer flavor. Nice. - 2/11/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I don't usually like cold soups, but this is so good, that I have changed my mind. - 7/17/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really liked this recipe--I just like it a lot spicier so I added hot sauce and a little more onion and also a red pepper! - 7/16/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I omitted the bread, used juice of 2 small limes instead of red wine vinegar and used half a jalapeno instead of the banana pepper.... oh and added several sprigs on cilantro - outstanding flavor..... - 7/9/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I also add some canola oil, just as good for you as olive, but not that nasty olive taste. I also use a zucchini, can't stand cucumber, either. Nice soup for summer time!! - 5/3/13

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  • 1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicous ~ I have saved this and will make it this summer w/ fresh summer veggies (especially w/ better boys tomatoes from my garden) ~ I have been preparing allot of homemade soups this past winter so this will be great for warmer weather. Thank you! - 3/16/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe. Thanks for sharing. I love gazpacho, but I've never made it. By the way, I'd skip the bread. - 3/13/11

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Gazpacho is wonderful - my mom makes it often in the summer. However, we usually eat the bread on the side of the soup rather than blending it in - I've never heard of this technique before. Perhaps this recipe is different, but I've never found the taste too similar to salsa that it would need it. - 3/12/11

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  • 1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    i love this soup. will make it when the weather gets hot again. Will share with some friends - 12/23/10

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  • 1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great. May try it. - 12/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 11 people found this review helpful
    This sounds delicious.... am going to try it! - 12/19/10

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  • 1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I love gazpacho! - 12/9/10

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  • This reminds me very much of a gazpacho I used to get a little Portuguese restaurant in Washington, DC. It is not like the Tex-Mex gazpacho which in my experience has no bread and is chunkier. I used a 100-cal whole grain English muffin for the bread and added a swirl of olive oil before serving. - 6/30/14

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  • I enjoyed making it from my garden produce - but also felt it needed more juice so added low sodium veg. juice, parsley, and a tiny bit of basil (not much, not a fan). I made two batches for 5 of us, which will give me leftovers. Serving with french bread, lentil salad, and chocolate pie for dessert - 8/16/13

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  • Made 8/13 at WS, doubled recipe. Good and tasty, but barely enough for 9 people. Maybe bread slices were too small (gluten free with crust). Overfilled food processor, so do in batches. Added turkey sausage and chipotle-marinated garlic as optional toppings. No banana pepper, reg onion not red. - 8/10/13

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  • I love gazpacho, but this was very bland--not enough tomato compared to all the cucumber and mild pepper flavor. It needs tomato juice added to it and some hotter pepper, maybe a jalapeno. Also, it makes a very large batch and overflowed my food processor (which is average size). - 7/18/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i would add olive oil and lime juice instead of the wine viegar. - 7/18/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy - 7/17/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    since we are in the middle of a heat wave right now I think I'll be making a batch of this to help combat that nasty heat!! Might add a can of drained and rinsed beans to add some protein... - 7/17/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have been making this for years w/o the bread. I do not like soggy bread. This is the 1st thing I make when I get fresh tomatoes & cucumbers out of the garden!I like to add a little horseradish for some zing. Nothing better on a hot summer day!
    - 7/17/13

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  • Love this! - 9/3/12

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  • Surprised at taste. Quite good. Made this for me and only ME! - 8/18/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I need help. I'm new to cooking fresh...Everytime I make these soups it turns out like a big bowl of salsa. What should I do to make it more soupy? It is tasty...I'm just tempted to stick a nacho in it. - 7/28/12

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  • wonderful summer food with farmers market fresh ingredients! Sprinkled some thyme from our garden on the top before serving. Thanks! - 7/21/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I've made this recipe with 32 oz. mild chunky salsa and 16 oz. low salt tomato juice. I used three limes with zest, diced cucumbers, red bell peppers, cilantro and no bread. I made a HUGE amount and the following day I had 2 cups left. Loved it! - 7/21/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Had run out of appealing ideas for meals in this summer heat wave. This sounds delicious and refreshing. Will definitely give it a try. - 7/18/12

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  • Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Gazpacho does sound good this time of year--so does keeping the kitchen cool. But an 88-calorie serving can hardly be billed as a "meal." I'd use zucchini and/or yellow squash in place of the cucumber to increase the fiber content. - 7/17/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds great for a cool summer dinner, i'm gonna try this. Thanks for sharing
    - 7/17/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Haven't tryied this yet, but with the sound of this and the # of calories, how can it miss? Also with the high temps. it's a sure winner! Thanks, and will let you know
    - 6/3/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It's not the same as my old recipe but it does sound good. Will try it soon. As soon as the weather gets warmer fo the North east. - 6/3/12

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  • Love it! So crisp and refreshing - 4/14/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    thanks for this recipe. - 9/25/11

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  • Easy to make and very good for a couple meals... - 9/6/11

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  • nice refreshing summer soup. - 7/17/11

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  • I tried making this and it just didn't do it for me. I'm not sure what it was. I may try it again with more olive oil and different herbs sometime. - 7/12/11

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  • This recipe is great! I made a larger batch, froze some, and had lunches for the rest of the week. It's also great to use as a pasta sauce. I added some chopped mushrooms and fusilli pasta, excellent meal. - 7/11/11

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  • Super easy to make and yummy. - 6/26/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I think its incredible. I am going to try this today. thanks. - 6/9/11

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  • added a little bit of chopped jalpaeno and red pepper ! yum - 5/13/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for this wonderful Recipe ! - 4/6/11

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  • I just had this soup for lunch....Yummy. 'My husband loved it and I'll see how it goes with my vegeterian kids !I - 4/4/11

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  • Loved it!! - 3/21/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love soup, can't wait to try this. - 3/21/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I' might try it once they sell real tomatoes, not hothouse ones, again in the summer. - 3/18/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    cant wait to try it had gazpacho soup once and really enjoyed it. - 3/13/11

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  • Loved this..great way to get those veggies into my family! - 3/12/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    OUTSTANDING . . . just waiting for a hot summer day to really enjoy it! - 3/12/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    can't wait to make it today! - 3/12/11

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Can't do peppers and onions in this quantity! - 3/12/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Looks delicious! Can't wait to try it once tomatoes are in season again.
    - 3/6/11

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  • I forgot the red pepper so i used chipotle in adobo sauce. Since this gave the soup a bit of a kick, i also added some cumin. I didn't have any bread in the house so I added a splash of olive oil for smoothness. Great soup! - 3/3/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds very good and the fact that it is low in sodium is great. Also one of the reviews heated hers, so if you don't like it cold you might like it hot. - 2/26/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm gluten intolerant, but would love to try this recipe. I'm wondering - any suggestions for replacing the bread (I also have to avoid corn, soy & dairy)? I'm wondering, what about crushed puffed rice maybe? Thoughts anyone? Thanks! - 2/17/11

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  • Love it, - 2/11/11

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I've never had Gazpacho but the thought of wet bread is turning me off of this recipe. Maybe if you leave the bread out, toast it up really crunchy in the stove then dipped it in the salsa it would be wonderful... but then it wouldn't be Gazpacho lol. Sorry but i wont be trying this anytime soon - 2/10/11

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Good - 2/7/11

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    sounds good... - 2/2/11

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I will try it - 1/27/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Pretty good. - 12/9/10

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