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Gazpacho Recipe with Cheesy Croutons and Pesto

Gazpacho with cheesy pesto croutons

Published: September 9, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + chilling
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Use up ripe tomatoes in this silky-smooth Spanish soup and scatter with cheesy sourdough croutons

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal383
fat25.8g
saturates6.3g
carbs25.8g
sugars10.8g
fibre4.9g
protein9.3g
salt4.7g
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Ingredients

  • 1kg very ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ cucumber, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra to serve
  • 4 tbsp sherry vinegar, plus a little extra
  • a few dashes Tabasco
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • crushed to make ¼ tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp sea salt flakes, plus a little extra
  • a small bunch basil, chopped

CROUTONS

  • 2 thick slices sourdough, cut into chunky croutons
  • 2 cloves garlic, bashed
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 tbsp fresh pesto
  • 50g manchego (or veggie alternative), finely grated

Method

  • STEP 1
    Tip all of the ingredients for the gazpacho into a large bowl and mix well. Cover and chill for 4-5 hours or overnight.
  • STEP 2
    Use a stick blender or food processor to whizz the gazpacho mixture until very smooth, adding more salt or sherry vinegar to taste. Chill.
  • STEP 3
    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the sourdough croutons and garlic onto a baking tray, drizzle with the oil, season and toss well. Roast for 12-15 minutes or until really crisp. Add the pesto to the tray and toss really well again, then sprinkle over the manchego and cook until crisp and bubbling.
  • STEP 4
    Spoon the gazpacho into bowls, then top with the cheesy croutons and a drizzle of oil.

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