Gazpacho Recipes
are Sometimes a Cold Tomato Soup

Gazpacho recipes are usually a cold tomato soup that includes crusty bread that you can literally whip up in a few minutes.

However, there are many variations of this cold tomato soup that you can learn to make.  Although, fresh produce will always be a key ingredient in gazpacho recipes.

A white gazpacho is a tasty alternative to a cold tomato soup gazpacho and this gazpacho does not use tomatoes as its base. 

Instead, cucumbers are used as the base in a white gazpacho and almonds are another common ingredient found in a white gazpacho recipe.

A cold tomato soup or a white gazpacho can both be a refreshing gazpacho in the summer months - or whenever you have really fresh produce.

Gazpacho Recipes - White Gazpacho

Ingredients:

  • 6 inch Organic French Bread (crustless)
  • 1 1/2 cups of Organic Vegetable Stock
  • 2 Hot House Cucumbers (peeled & seeded)
  • 1/2 an Organic Sweet Onion (chopped)
  • 6 Finely Minced Organic Garlic Cloves
  • 3 Whites of Organic Green Onions (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup of Blanched Almonds
  • Juice of 1 Organic Lemon
  • 1/3 cup of Organic White Wine Vinegar
  • 1/3 cup of Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 oz. Organic Vegetable Stock
  • 1/2 cup Organic Heavy Cream (pasteurized, raw, or vat-pasteurized)
  • White Pepper & Sea Salt (to taste)

Garnish:  Chopped Organic Avocado, Poblano Pepper, & Roma Tomato

If you are going to use bread, it is best to use a 2 to 3 day old bread.

Although, you can use any type of bread in your gazpacho recipes.

Instructions:

Soak french bread in the vegetable stock until it absorbs liquid.  Then squeeze out most of the stock before adding the bread to your food processor.

Add in the cucumber, sweet onion, whites of green onions, garlic, and blanched almonds - pulse for a few times to finely chop up the ingredients.

Then add lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, extra vegetable stock, seasoning, and heavy cream to the food processor - blend until a creamy texture.

Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving in individual bowls topped with garnish.

These days you will be able to find many types of bread such as paleo bread or gluten free bread.  However, an organic sourdough french bread may be the traditional choice for making this type of gazpacho soup.

You can even omit the bread and add in some yogurt instead - which would help to add more protein and probiotics to your white gazpacho soup.

Gazpacho Recipes - Cold Tomato Soup for One

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups Organic Cherry Tomatoes
  • Organic Basil Leaves
  • 1/3 of an Organic Avocado
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 oz. of Filtered Water or Spring Water
  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper (to taste)

Instructions:

Put your ingredients in a small food processor and blend until a creamy texture.

Pour into a bowl and chill for a few minutes - then top with a few basil sprigs before serving.

This cold tomato soup is full of antioxidants!

Be sure to use organic ingredients whenever possible to get the most health benefits and flavor from this type of cold tomato soup.

Gazpacho Recipes - Breadless Gazpacho

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of Organic Ripe Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 small Organic Green Pepper (seeded & chopped)
  • 1/3 an Organic Red Bell Pepper (seeded & chopped)
  • Quarter of an Organic Yellow Onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 an Organic Cucumber (peeled, seeded, & chopped)
  • 1 Organic Garlic Clove (core removed from center)
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • 1/8 cup of Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • A few dashes of Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Garnish:  Fresh Organic Mint

You can also change up any of the ingredients depending on what's available or in season.

Instructions:

Blend organic ingredients in a food processor, Vitamix, or use a hand blender to create a soup-like mixture.

Then strain the gazpacho soup to remove skin and seeds which creates a more silky gazpacho recipe.

Pour into individual bowls and chill before serving - topped with fresh mint leaves.  Recipe makes 2 servings.

Be creative with your gazpacho soup recipes and remember it's a great way to get rid of extra vegetables, herbs, and fruits lying around in your refrigerator.

Gazpacho is a great soup for gardeners that always have extra produce and don't know what to make for that summer dinner. 

As you just saw, you can make a delicious breadless version of gazpacho soup - if you so desire.

This way you'll end up with a lower carb and lower glycemic soup.

 

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