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The Best Gazpacho

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 25 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Ripe tomatoes, crisp cucumber and red bell peppers come together to make a delightfully refreshing version of classic gazpacho. We added a touch of sherry vinegar for acidity, which plays nicely with sweet, ripe tomatoes. Hearty white bread adds body and creates the perfect creamy texture. Top with diced cucumber and a drizzle of olive oil for a light soup you'll want to make all summer long.



  1. Place the bread cubes in a small bowl and add enough water to cover. Let soak until the bread is completely saturated, about 2 minutes. Drain and squeeze dry.
  2. Combine the bread, tomatoes, roughly chopped cucumber, bell pepper, garlic, 1/3 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons vinegar, coriander, 1 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a blender. (Work in two batches if necessary.) Blend on high speed until creamy and very smooth, about 2 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a large bowl or 8-cup liquid measuring cup. Cover and refrigerate until very cold, at least 2 hours and up to overnight.
  3. Season to taste with more salt and pepper and add up to 1 more tablespoon vinegar. Ladle into serving bowls, top with the finely diced cucumber and drizzle with more olive oil. Serve chilled.