Spanish Gazpacho

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By Francine Lizotte
from Surrey South, BC

Amazingly flavorful, this refreshing classic Southern Spanish cold soup is the perfect dish during the summer especially when it's very hot!

serves 8 servings
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Min
method Stove Top


  •   4 medium
    tomatoes, washed and blanched
  •   1 c
    plain croutons
  •   1 large
    cucumber, peeled
  •   1 large
    green pepper, seeded, ribs removed and roughly chopped in quarters
  •   1 1/4 c
    white onions, roughly chopped
  •   1/4 c
    extra virgin olive oil
  •   3 Tbsp
    vinagre de jerez (sherry vinegar)
  •   2 large
    cloves garlic, pressed
  •   1 Tbsp
    freshly squeezed lemon juice
  •   1 tsp
    powdered sugar
  •   1/2 tsp
    ground himalayan sea salt
  •   1/4 tsp
    ground cumin
  •   1/4 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper, or to taste (i always use mixed peppercorns) * optional

How To Make

  • 1
    To peel tomato skin, remove stems and score the base of tomato by making an “X” with a knife. Drop them in boiling water and blanch for 1 minute. Remove and plunge them in an ice bath; let them sit for 5 minutes before peeling off the skins.
  • 2
    Place croutons in a bowl with just enough water for soaking. When it’s done, squeeze bread with your hands and transfer to a bowl; discard water and set aside. Process all the ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy (might have to do in two batches). Cover and chill overnight. Served with crostini
  • 3
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