Winter Gazpacho

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This thick vegetable soup is hearty and boasts a colorful flavor. This dish is normally eaten cold but is perfectly suitable to be eaten warm or with a warm side dish. If you care to use ham in place of the bacon, cook it briefly in its own juices before adding it to the soup while it simmers. Also, try using tabasco or your favorite hot sauce in it. Add creative toppings to the soup by dicing hard boiled eggs into bitesize pieces. Add fresh basil instead of parsley.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (1 pound) package bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 8 large ripe tomatoes, diced

  • ½ salad cucumber, diced

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon dried parsley, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. Chop the bacon into bite size pieces.

  2. Put the tomatoes, cucumber, and onion in a food processor or blender; process until the mixture has the texture of a viscous soup.

  3. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan; cook and stir the garlic in the hot oil until fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour the tomato mixture into the pan. Season with parsley, salt, and pepper; cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until the flavors blend to your liking, 40 to 60 minutes. Sprinkle the chopped bacon over the soup to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

210 Calories
13g Fat
13g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 210
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 587mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 33mg 165%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 779mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.