Vegan Gazpacho Andaluz

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This is a very tasty and refreshing soup, great for hot summer days or when you don't really feel like cooking. Add whatever sides you like to round up your meal! Traditionally, this is done with French bread but for added nutrition, we changed it to whole wheat.

1 large cucumber, peeled and sliced
2 medium tomatoes
8 slices of whole wheat bread, the crusts removed (but don't toast the bread!)
Salt to taste
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Olive oil

Optional: 1 sweet red pepper, seeded and chopped

Soak your bread until it is soft and mushy, about 30 minutes. Take it in your hands and squeeze most of the water out, but not all. Drop it into a food processor or a blender. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the olive oil. Process till smooth.
Pour into a bowl or into the soup dishes you will serve it in and drizzle liberally with olive oil.


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Mary Ellen -VNutrition said...

I did a gazpacho for my blog as well this week - great minds think alike! I love how you used bread as a thickener - great idea!

Thanks so much for linking up with us for #HealthyVeganFridays! I’m Pinning and sharing!

Craftybegonia said...

You are so right, +Mary Ellen - +VNutrition! Gazpacho is such an easy soup to make and so good in the summer! My pleasure, thank you for hosting Healthy Vegan Fridays! Thank you for pinning and sharing!

Mary Ellen -VNutrition said...

Just wanted to let you know we'll be featuring your gazpacho this week on HVF!

Kimmythevegan said...

This soup sounds very refreshing - perfect for the hot weather. And I've definitely been having days where I just don't feel like cooking.
The bread is a great idea to make thicker!

Craftybegonia said...

Thank you so much, +Mary Ellen - VNutrition, I am hunored!

Craftybegonia said...

Yes,+Kimmythevegan, it is very refreshing and tasty and THE thing to make when you don't feel like getting into a hot kitchen. Yeah, you can add bread that had been soaked and wrong almost dry to any soup as a mild thickener and it will turn into a smooth cream any time. It's a nifty trick to know!