September 16, 2009

Golden Gazpacho

Golden Gazpacho

Inspired by Spanish pureed gazpachos, this golden-yellow one is based on an idea of Greg Parks's at the Four Columns Inn in Newfane, Vermont.

Makes 6 servings, 1 generous cup each

1 large orange or yellow bell pepper
3 1/2 pounds yellow or orange tomatoes, peeled (see Tip) and cored, divided
1 cup coarsely chopped sweet onion
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Freshly ground pepper to taste
2-3 red or green jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced, for garnish (optional)


1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.

2. Place bell pepper on a baking sheet and broil, turning every 4 to 5 minutes, until the skin is blackened and blistered on all sides, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer the pepper to a bowl, cover, and let steam until the skin is loosened, about 10 minutes. Uncover; when cool enough to handle, remove the skin. Discard stem, seeds and ribs.

3. Place the roasted pepper and half the tomatoes in a blender; and onion and oil and puree until smooth. Transfer to a large metal bowl. Puree the remaining tomatoes until smooth and add to the bowl; stir to combine. Refrigerate the gazpacho until chilled, at least 2 hours. Season with salt and pepper. Serve garnished with jalapenos, if desired.

Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Tip: To peel tomatoes: Make a small X in the bottom of each tomato and plunge into boiling water until the skins are slightly loosened, 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl of ice water for 1 minute. Peel with a paring knife, starting at the X.

Nutrition Information

Per serving:
104 calories
5 g fat (1 g sat, 4 g mono)
0 mg cholesterol
13 g carbohydrate
3 g protein
3 g fiber
452 mg sodium
803 mg potassium

Nutrition bonus:
Vitamin C (140% daily value)
Folate (25% dv)
Potassium (23% dv)
1 Carbohydrate Serving

2 vegetable
1 fat

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