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Gazpacho – Cold vegetable soup – USDA

Makes: 6 servings

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Take a trip to Spain in your own kitchen! Gazpacho, a Spanish favorite, is a refreshing pureed vegetable soup topped with extra virgin olive oil for a smooth finish.

Ingredients

For the soup:

  • 3 slices of bread (crusts removed and discarded)
  • 1 1/4 cups cold water (divided)
  • 3 medium tomatoes (ripe, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped, about 3 3/4 cups or 2 pounds)
  • 1 small cucumber (peeled, seeded and roughly chopped, about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 green bell pepper (seeded and coarsely chopped, about 1 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic (or 4 cloves fresh garlic, finely minced)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon low sodium adobo seasoning

For garnish

  • 1 small tomato (seeded and finely chopped, about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 small red onion (finely chopped, about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 green bell pepper (seeded and finely chopped, about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 hard-boiled egg (finely chopped)

directions

  1. Tear bread into small pieces; transfer to a medium bowl and cover with 1 cup water.
  2. Soak until bread is saturated, about 15 minutes.
  3. Squeeze out the water from the bread, discard the soaking water.
  4. In the bowl of a blender or food processor, add bread, tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, garlic and 1/4 cup water.
  5. Mix until well blended, about 1 minute.
  6. With the engine running, add oil in a steady stream until it is well mixed.
  7. Stir in vinegar, season with low sodium adobo.
  8. Strain the pureed soup through a small-hole strainer, into the soup bowl, pressing firmly to force all the liquid through the strainer, discarding any solids.
  9. Cover the terrine; transfer to refrigerator.
  10. Refrigerate at least 1 hour, or up to 48 hours.
  11. To serve, divide soup evenly into serving bowls.
  12. Top with tomatoes, onions, peppers and eggs.

Remarks

Serving Suggestions: Serve with Spanish Garlic Prawns, Spanish Garlic and Rice, and a glass of skimmed milk to round out the meal.

Source: The best of La Cocina GOYA: Healthy, tasty and affordable Latin cuisine / Lo Mejor de la Cocina GOYA: Cocina Latina Saludable, Rica y Economica GOYA foods

Nutrition information

Nutrients

Quantity

total calories

170

Total fat

10g

Saturated fat

2g

Cholesterol

0mg

Sodium

160mg

Carbohydrates

18 grams

Alimentary fiber

2g

Total sugars

5g

Added sugars included

1g

Protein

3g

Vitamin D

0mcg

Calcium

54mg

Iron

1mg

Potassium

504mg

About Florence M. Sorensen

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