White Gazpacho

When most people think of gazpacho, images of a chilled summer soup, red in color, made primarily from tomatoes come to mind. But gazpacho can also be white, or in this case pale green. The color comes from the green grapes, cucumbers, and cilantro from which it’s made. Marcona almonds are tossed into the mix for a little crunch and flavor. Pureed entirely in the blender, it’s ideal for those hot nights when you’d prefer to lose the stove. It’s vegetarian and gluten free, but mostly it’s just delicious!

For optimal flavor, make it several hours or even overnight before serving to allow the ingredients to meld together and the soup to chill.

Recipe is slightly adapted from Flour, too by Joanne Chang.

 

 

 

White Gazpacho
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Recipe type: Soup
Author: Flour too, Joanne Chang
Serves: about 2 quarts for 4 ppl.
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. seedless green grapes, stemmed
  • 1/2 cup Marcona almonds or whole blanched almonds
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 6 T. fresh cilantro
  • 3 T. good quality sherry vinegar
  • 2 T. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 english cucumbers cut into 2 inch pieces crosswise
  • 3 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine the grapes, almonds, garlic, cilantro, vinegar, lime juice, cucumbers, olive oil and salt. Add to blender in batches and pulse until blended but slightly chunky. Do not overblend.
  2. Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight to chill the soup and meld the flavors together.
  3. Will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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4 Responses to “White Gazpacho”

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  1. Nora says:

    This soup must be so refreshing and delicious ! A very nice twist on the classic gazpacho!

  2. Debbie greene says:

    Take it from me,made it,and it IS delicious

  3. Elsa says:

    When or where is the English Cucumber & Extra Virgin Olive Oil incorporated?

    • Kathy says:

      Thanks for bringing this oversight to my attention Elsa. I will fix it right away. To answer your question, all the ingredients go into the blender at the same time. It’s very quick and easy.I think you’ll like it.

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