Grill the vegetables for this refreshing soup earlier in the day or even the night before. We sometimes serve the gazpacho in clear Spanish wine tumblers to show off the rich color. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Soup Cookbook

Cheryl & Bill Jamison
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat grill to medium-high.

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  • Grill tomatoes and bell pepper, turning a few times, until they soften and the skins are blistered and charred in spots, about 8 minutes. Transfer the pepper to a plastic bag and let it steam until cool enough to handle. Peel off the skin; cut the pepper in half and discard the stem and seeds. Place one half in a blender. When the tomatoes are cool enough to handle, core and roughly chop. Add the tomatoes, skins and all, to the blender.

  • Add half the cucumber to the blender along with bread, garlic, vinegar to taste, parsley, Piment d'Espelette (or paprika or cayenne), salt and pepper. Blend until smooth. Add oil and blend until well combined. Refrigerate until room temperature or chilled, at least 1 hour.

  • Before serving, finely dice the remaining cucumber and bell pepper; stir half of each into the gazpacho and garnish with the remaining cucumber and bell pepper.

Tips

To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Stir to recombine and garnish just before serving.

Ingredient Note: Piment d'Espelette is a sweet, mildly spicy pepper, from the French side of the Basque region, ground into powder.

Nutrition Facts

84 calories; 5.1 g total fat; 0.7 g saturated fat; 219 mg sodium. 405 mg potassium; 8.7 g carbohydrates; 2.3 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 1.8 g protein; 1617 IU vitamin a iu; 37 mg vitamin c; 32 mcg folate; 22 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 21 mg magnesium;

Reviews (4)

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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2017
Wonderful summer soup! So fresh and light yet very satisfying. The only change I made was to broil the tomatoes and pepper instead of using a grill. Will continue to make. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2014
I added chilli pesto oregano and kale.. yummmm Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2013
Instead of grilling I broiled or baked the tomatoes. In addition I broiled the red bell pepper and skinned it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I wanted more garlic but don't like too much raw garlic so I fried some on low in 1 T of butter and 1 T of olive oil. I blended that into a paste with a hard boiled egg and bread crumbs then added the tomatoes and bell pepper. I used basil instead of parsley simply because I have it growing. With my changes this makes an incredibly delicious soup although not a true gazpacho. Read More