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Traditional Gazpacho

Traditional Gazpacho

Gazpacho is served chilled, which makes it perfect for a summer meal starter. This cold tomato-based soup is low in calories and almost fat-free. Include peppers and other seasonings in the soup too.

Recipe submitted by Allison Wrobel, Associate Brand Manager, Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages.

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe, red tomatoes, coarsely chopped (if canned, choose low-sodium, peeled)
  • 1 each green and red bell pepper, cored, seeded and coarsely chopped (set aside 2 tablespoons for garnish)
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely diced (set aside 2 tablespoons for garnish)
  • 1/2 medium red onion, finely diced (set aside 2 tablespoons for garnish)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 slice French bread, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs, such as basil, oregano and/or flat leaf parsley (set aside 2 tablespoons for garnish)
  • 1 green jalapeno pepper for garnish
  • 1 cup ice water, or as needed
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, or to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

  1. Process all ingredients together until soup is the desired texture.
  2. Taste for seasoning.
  3. Chill for at least one hour before serving.
  4. Garnish with chopped bell peppers, cucumber, whole basil leaves, red onion, parsley and green jalapeno.
  5. Pepper, if desired.

This recipe makes 6 (1 cup) servings.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

  • 46 calories
  • 7 grams protein
  • 4 grams carbohydrates
  • 2 grams fat
  • 0 grams saturated fat

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