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HERBY WHITE GAZPACHO

A fresh approach to the traditional gazpacho.

16 Aug 2020

A fresh approach to the traditional gazpacho, this white version replaces tomatoes with melonor grapes for a sweeter taste, and almonds give it all a smooth and silky textureAdd a pinch of salt and you’ll be herby heaven.

Ingredients

  • 3 ½ cups chopped peeled cucumbers (about 2 large)

  • 3 cups chopped ripe honeydew melon or white grapes

  • 1 ½ cups almonds

  • 1 ½ cups low-sodium vegetable broth

  • 3/4 cup white grape or apple juice

  • 1 large shallot, chopped

  • 1 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh mint plus 1 1/2 teaspoons, divided

  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh dill, divided

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¾ teaspoon ground white pepper

Cooking

  1. Combine 3 cups cucumber, melon (or grapes), 1 1/4 cups almonds, broth, juice, shallot, 1 1/2 tablespoons mint and 3 teaspoons dill in a blender. 

  2. Pulse until you get a coarse paste, then blend until very smooth. 

  3. Slowly add oilvinegar, salt and pepper.

  4. Blend on high for 1 minute. 

  5. Transfer to a large bowl, cover and refrigerate until chilled (at least 2 hours and up to 2 days).

  6. Just before serving, chop the remaining 1/4 cup almonds and combine in a small bowl with the remaining 1/2 cup cucumber, 1 1/2 teaspoons mint and 1 teaspoon dill; mix well. 

  7. Serve the gazpacho topped with the cucumber mixture.



Nutrition Facts 
Serving Size: 2/3 Cup

230 calories; 18.3 g total fat; 2.3 g saturated fat; 226 mg sodium. 159 mg potassium; 12.5 g carbohydrates; 0.8 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 3.7 g protein; 110 IU vitamin aiu; 13 mg vitamin c; 15 mcg folate; 13 mg calcium; 10 mg magnesium