Total Time: 20 min.
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 4 servings, about 1¼ cups each
3 slices sourdough bread, toasted, diced
¼ cup water
1½ lbs. ripe tomatoes, quartered
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
½ medium red onion, chopped
2 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
¼ tsp. sea salt
Chopped red onion (for garnish; optional)
Chopped fresh parsley sprigs (for garnish; optional)
1. Place bread and water in a medium bowl. Allow to soak for 10 minutes.
2. Place tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, cucumbers, garlic, vinegar, oil, salt, and soaked bread in blender in 2 batches, if necessary; cover. Blend until almost smooth.
3. Serve each portion garnished with onion and parsley if desired.
Tips: For a smoother texture, push gazpacho through a fine sieve with a wooden spoon.