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White Gazpacho with Almonds And Grapes

 

A delicious soup that is great with tortilla chips or crusty bread. Can also be used as a salsa if thickened.
23

Yield

6

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

30

min

Ready

60

min

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

¾ cups almonds
blanched
*
3 cloves garlic
minced
1 x salt
to taste
*
4 slices bread
white, stale, crusts removed
4 cups water
ice cold
7 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1 tablespoon butter
6 slices bread
white bread, crusts removed, cut in cubes
1 ½ cup grapes, seedless
green

Directions

Grind almonds, 2 garlic cloves, and salt to a fine consistency in a food processor or blender. Soak stale bread in one cup ice water, and squeeze to extract moisture. Add bread to processor. With processor running, add 6 tablespoons oil and one cup ice water slowly in a steady stream. Add vinegars, and mix on high speed for 2 minutes. Add one cup ice water and mix 2 more minutes. Place in a bowl, add remaining ice water and mix well. Adjust seasonings with salt and vinegar. Chill for up to 6 hours.

Heat butter and remaining one tablespoon olive oil in a skillet. Crush remaining garlic clove and add to pan with bread cubes, tossing to coat with butter and oil. Cook over very low heat, stirring occassionally, 20 to 30 minutes, or until cubes are golden.

Serve soup ice cold, garnished with croutons and grapes.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 271g (9.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 29656% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 28%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 306mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 6%
Sugars g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 8% Iron 11%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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