Strawberry Gazpacho


This strawberry gazpacho has a good amount of savory flavor to complement the strawberries, thanks to fennel, thyme and low-sodium tomato juice.

Strawberry Gazpacho
Photo: Greg Dupree
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins


  • 6 cups fresh strawberries (about 1 1/2 pounds), hulled and quartered

  • 1 red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped (about 2 cups)

  • 1 small fennel bulb, chopped (about 3/4 cup), fronds reserved

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed

  • 3 ounces whole-grain bread, crusts removed and torn into bite-size pieces (about 1 1/4 cups)

  • 1 cup low-sodium tomato juice

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil plus 1 tablespoon, divided

  • ¼ cup chopped blanched almonds, toasted, divided

  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, plus more for garnish

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon


  1. Combine strawberries, bell pepper, cucumber, chopped fennel, garlic, bread, tomato juice, 1/4 cup oil, 3 tablespoons almonds, vinegar, salt, pepper and cayenne in a large bowl; toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to overnight.

  2. Pour the strawberry mixture into a high-powered blender and add thyme and tarragon; blend until smooth, about 45 seconds. Ladle into bowls and drizzle evenly with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil; sprinkle with fennel fronds and the remaining 1 tablespoon almonds. Garnish with additional thyme leaves, if desired. Serve cold or at room temperature.

To make ahead

Prepare through Step 1 and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

252 Calories
16g Fat
24g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 252
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Vitamin A 816IU 16%
Vitamin C 125mg 139%
Vitamin E 4mg 27%
Folate 75mcg 19%
Vitamin K 17mcg 14%
Sodium 282mg 12%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 61mg 15%
Potassium 530mg 11%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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