Kumato Tomato Healthy Oil-Free Gazpacho Soup

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Kumato Tomato Oil-Free Cold Gazpacho Soup - Healthy, Gluten-Free, Easy, Plant-Based Vegan Fat-Free Recipe
Kumato Tomato Oil-Free Cold Gazpacho Soup – Healthy, Gluten-Free, Easy, Plant-Based Vegan Fat-Free Recipe

Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho Soup

Gazpacho soup is a traditional Spanish dish, served chilled. It’s best enjoyed during the hot days of summer, when tomatoes are in peak season. The sweet, natural juices of the tomatoes burst with fresh, healthy flavor. Yet using heirloom tomatoes highlights this even more. A touch of Sherry vinegar, a dash of Worcestershire, and a kick from spicy peppers can make this simple recipe shine.

Traditional recipes often use extra virgin olive oil and bread to help thicken the soup. However, my recipe omits these for a cleaner, lighter soup. Some tips on how to make the best gazpacho:

  • Use 3 parts tomato to 1 part other ingredients. For example, this recipe uses 1 1/2 pounds of tomatoes to about 1/2 pound of other ingredients
  • Experiment with different varieties of heirloom tomatoes for different colors and flavors. Use yellow tomatoes and yellow bell peppers. Or, try green Cherokee tomatoes with green bell peppers.
  • Add the tomatoes to the blender first. The juices will help get the puree going.
  • For more sweetness, add watermelon, honeydew, or grapes.
  • For spicy heat, add jalapeno, Fresno chilies, or cherry peppers.
  • Make gazpacho in advance; the flavors get better overnight.
  • For a thicker soup, add 1/2 cup soaked cashews or 1 cup coconut milk to the puree.

Enjoy this recipe with Greek Stuffed Brandywine Tomatoes, Italian Chickpea Salad, or Bulger Stuffed Zucchini Boats.

Organic Tomatoes at Farmers Market
Organic Tomatoes at Farmers Market

Kumato Tomato Oil-Free Gazpacho Soup

Easy |  Servings: 4  |  Ready In: 10 minutes  |  Yield: 10 cups

Kumato Tomato Oil-Free Cold Gazpacho Soup - Healthy, Gluten-Free, Easy, Plant-Based Vegan Fat-Free Recipe
Kumato Tomato Oil-Free Cold Gazpacho Soup – Healthy, Gluten-Free, Easy, Plant-Based Vegan Fat-Free Recipe

Kumato Tomato Cold Oil-Free Gazpacho Soup

Light and refreshing, this fat-free gazpacho celebrates the sun-kissed taste of summer with heirloom kumato tomatoes, fresh cucumber, and a zing from Sherry vinegar.  You can use any ripe tomatoes for this quick, easy, gluten-free, vegan recipe.
Course Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine American, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Spanish, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword easy, fresh, heirloom, quick, summer
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 91kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds Kumato tomatoes or any ripe tomatoes, seeded and juices reserved
  • 1 seedless cucumber roughly chopped
  • 2 stalks celery roughly chopped
  • 1 small carrot peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Sherry vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup water or vegetable stock
  • Diced avocado or cucumber for serving

Instructions

  • Remove the seeds from the kumato tomatoes and set aside.
  • To make the Kumato Tomato Oil-Free Gazpacho Soup: Combine all ingredients except the reserved tomato seeds and water in a high-speed blender.  Add 1 cup of the tomato seeds and juices and 1/2 cup of water or vegetable stock. Puree until smooth. Add more stock or water, as needed, to reach a smooth consistency. You might add another 1/2 cup or so to reach this smoothness. Taste to adjust seasoning.
  • Serve chilled, garnished with diced avocado or cucumber.

Notes

Chef Katie’s Tips
Keeping it cold: Chill the serving bowls to make sure the soup stays cold. Instead of adding water to the soup while pureeing, add ice cubes.
Heirloom Varieties: Let the market tell you which tomatoes to use. Choose sweet-smelling, vine-ripened tomatoes for the most flavorful gazpacho.
Acid Brightness: The acidity in the vinegar helps make the flavor “pop”. Taste to adjust to your preference, but you shouldn’t need more than 3 tablespoons.  You can also Sherry vinegar for a less-acidic pop of flavor.
Oil-Free Mission: Traditional gazpacho uses olive oil to add richness. I’m on a mission to give you oil-free, vegan recipes so my version is 100% plant-based. You get plenty of flavor from the tomatoes and other ingredients.
Nutrition Facts
Servings 4.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 91
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0 g 1 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 1 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 246 mg 10 %
Potassium 1087 mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 17 g 6 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g 8 %
Sugars 12 g
Protein 1 g 3 %
Vitamin A 75%
Vitamin C 61%
Calcium 5%
Iron 7%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Shopping and Gear List

  • Napa Valley Naturals Sherry Vinegar (15 Star)
  • The Wizards Sauces, Sauce Worcestershire Vegetarian Organic
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