Gazpacho with Multi-Grain Croutons

Gazpacho with Multi-Grain Croutons

Gazpacho is a cold tomato based soup and this one is loaded with fresh garden vegetables. If you think it’s unusual to add canola oil to this popular summer soup, it’s really for eating well. By adding canola oil it helps to absorb the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, K and E. I like my family and guests to pick their desire of spice, so put out the bottle of Sriacha hot sauce and kick it up a notch !

Makes
10
  • Ingredients

    Gazpacho

    • 3 cups tomato juice (750 mL)
    • 2 Tbsp canola oil (30 mL)
    • 1/4 tsp hot sauce (1 mL)
    • 2 tomatoes chopped (2)
    • 1 seedless cucumber peeled and chopped (1)
    • 1 red pepper chopped (1)
    • 1 green pepper chopped (1)
    • 1 small onion coarsely chopped (1)
    • 1 carrot peeled, coarsely chopped (1)
    • 1 garlic clove coarsely chopped (1)
    • 1/4 tsp salt (1 mL)
    • 1/4 tsp pepper (1 mL)

    Croutons

    • 3 slices multi-grain bread cut into strips (3)
    • 2 Tbsp canola oil (30 mL)
    • 1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese (15 mL)
    • 1/4 tsp salt (1 mL)
    • 1/4 tsp pepper (1 mL)
  • Directions

    Gazpacho

    1. In food processor, blend tomato juice, canola oil, hot sauce, tomatoes, cucumber, red pepper, green pepper, onion, carrot and garlic until almost smooth.
    2. Season with salt and pepper and refrigerate for 2 hours.

    Croutons

    1. To prepare croutons, preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC).
    2. Toss bread with canola oil, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Place on baking sheet.
    3. Bake for 20 minutes until crisp. Stir occasionally. Use to garnish soup.

Nutritional Analysis

Serving Size
1/2 cup (125 mL) and 1 crouton
Servings
10
Calories
120
Total Fat
6 g
Saturated Fat
0.5 g
Cholesterol
0 mg
Sodium
230 mg
Carbohydrates
14 g
Fiber
2 g
Protein
3 g

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