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.




  • 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.

  • 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; 8 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 457 mg sodium. 16 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein;