To prepare gazpacho: Working in two batches, puree tomatoes, bread, cucumber, bell pepper, garlic, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in a blender until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl, cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours and up to 2 days.Advertisement
To prepare croutons: Rub both sides of each slice of bread with garlic, then cut the bread into 1/2-inch cubes.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bread and cook, stirring often, until crispy. Sprinkle with pepper, salt and thyme. Serve the gazpacho garnished with the croutons.
Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 1. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Finish with Steps 2-3 just before serving.
1 starch, 2 vegetable, 2 fat