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Chef John's White Gazpacho

Chef John's White Gazpacho

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 25 m
Chef John

Chef John

This is similar to a classic gazpacho, but with no tomato and peppers.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 152 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.7g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 438 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook and stir leeks until soft, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove to a plate and allow to cool.
  2. Place cucumbers in a blender with grapes, almonds, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, creme fraiche, bread cubes, vinegar, cooled leeks, and water. Puree until smooth, about 1 minute. Strain through a fine mesh sieve. Cover and chill for 1 to 2 hours.
  3. Taste and season with salt and cayenne pepper. If needed, add some more vinegar. Serve garnished with dill oil (see note), thinly sliced grapes, slivered almonds, and fresh dill.
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Reviews

kitastrophe33
10

kitastrophe33

7/5/2013

Tasty! My review is based on the published recipe (not some drastically altered variation.) The only substitution I made was because I couldn't find sherry vinegar in either of two grocery stores. Per Internet recommendations I used rice wine vinegar as a substitute. This was my only deviation from the recipe. It was delicious. Cool, refreshing, and mellow compared to its tomato based siblings. It was even tastier on day 2. Maybe my cukes were extra juicy, but I thought adding 1.5 cups of water was a little much. I suggest adding that "to taste". 1 cup would have been sufficient. Straining the soup produced a more refined texture, but is unnecessisarily fussy and just makes more dishes. Don't bother. Creme fraiche is a little spendy. Plain yogurt would probably be great.

Linda Sue
4

Linda Sue

9/30/2012

I made this using the suggested ingredients. It's very tasty. I don't have a blender so had to use what I have (a mini chopper) which made it quite fussy since I had to blend many batches. There was also a lot of "stuff" when I strained the gazpacho - probably because of not having a good blender. Next time I'll probably leave the bread out or cut way back on it. And will probably not strain it. Definitely worth making again.

camohn
1

camohn

8/17/2014

The flavor was great. I used Greek yougurt lacking the creme. I'm not sure what purpose the bread serves only to get strained out... Will make again and try without the bread next time.

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