Chilled White Gazpacho

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1/2 cup lightly toasted almonds

2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts

2 cloves garlic, smashed

2 1/2 cups white grapes

1 cup white grape juice

1/2 cup water

2 slices country white bread, crusts removed and cubed

1 cup heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks

2 to 3 tablespoons verjus

2 to 3 tablespoons walnut oil

Chopped chives, for garnish

Toasted slivered almonds, for garnish, optional

Champagne grapes, optional


  1. Place almonds, pine nuts, garlic, grapes, grape juice, water, and bread in a blender and puree until smooth. Strain the mixture into a bowl. Chill the soup for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Remove soup from refrigerator and fold the whipped heavy cream into the soup. Finish with a few tablespoons each of the verjus and walnut oil. Ladle into serving bowls and garnish each with chives, almonds and grapes, if desired.