White Gazpacho

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White Gazpacho

500 ml bread cubes – use baguette, ciabatta loaf, or sliced, crustless, white bread 375 ml cold water, divided

80 ml blanched almonds
1 clove garlic, peeled

30 ml spring onions, chopped
1 large English cucumber, peeled and diced 200 g pitted green grapes
30 ml extra-virgin olive oil
20 ml cider vinegar
5 ml salt

Garnish: 8 pitted green grapes, cut into quarters; 30 ml flaked almonds; 25 ml chopped chives, or micro-herbs

  1. Place the bread cubes in a bowl; pour 125 ml water over, to soften.
  2. Place the almonds and garlic into a food processor which has been fitted with the double-knife stainless- steel blade. Process until finely ground.
  3. Add the spring onion, cucumber, grapes, oil, vinegar, salt, and softened bread to the blender, along with the remaining 250 ml water.
  4. Process until smooth. Taste and adjust salt as needed. If you wish to thin the soup, add more water to achieve desired consistency.
  5. Serve at room temperature, or chilled.
  6. Serve in bowls or glasses, and garnish with quartered grapes, almonds, and chives or micro-herbs.
Margaret Hirsch
Margaret Hirsch
Hirsch COO runs South Africa’s top independence appliance company that specialises in all appliances, electronics, furniture and bedding. They give the best deals and the best prices and everything is guaranteed.