Gazpacho Without the Tomatoes

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
20 min

Yield:
about 4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3 1 inch thick slices French bread, crusts removed
  • Cold water
  • 2 ounces blanched whole almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 3 kirby cucumbers, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Champagne or rice vinegar
  • Pinch sugar
  • 1 to 2 scallions, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups (more or less) iced cold water
  • Salt and freshly ground white pepper
  • Garnish: seeded finely diced cucumber, chives and finely diced seeded red bell pepper
Directions
  • Soak the slices of bread in cold water. When tender, squeeze the bread to express the water. In a food processor puree until smooth the almonds, pepper, cucumbers, vinegar, sugar, scallions and olive oil. Slowly add the ice water until you reach the consistency you like; season to taste with salt and pepper. Chill, covered, until serving time; garnish with cucumber, chives and bell pepper.


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