Most people think of gazpacho as a cold tomato soup, but the name comes from an Arabic word meaning "soaked bread." Aim to prep it a day ahead, so it's well-chilled and the flavors have time to mingle. Serve as shooters or in bowls.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

hands-on:
30 mins
total:
4 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 tapas-sized servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Halve tomatoes crosswise; remove and discard seeds. Place a box grater inside a baking dish; carefully grate cut sides of tomatoes until only skins remain. Discard skins. Add bread and the salt to tomato flesh; let stand 20 minutes.

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  • Place onion in a small bowl of ice water; let stand 15 minutes. Drain and pat dry with paper towels.

  • Transfer baking dish contents to a food processor; add drained onion, the red pepper, cucumber and garlic. Pulse but do not puree. (The gazpacho should retain some texture.) Add oil and vinegar; pulse again. If processor is large enough, add tomato juice; pulse just to combine. (Or, transfer to a bowl to stir in juice.) Season to taste with salt. Cover and chill at least 4 hours or overnight. Taste before serving and enliven with a splash more vinegar, if needed. Serve in small glasses or bowls, drizzled with olive oil.

Nutrition Facts

137 calories; fat 8g; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 16g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 7g; protein 3g; vitamin a 1674.6IU; vitamin c 94.9mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 2mg; vitamin b6 0.2mg; folate 54.3mcg; sodium 457mg; potassium 518mg; calcium 43mg; iron 1.2mg.
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