Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
1 cucumber, peeled halved lengthwise, seeded, chopped
1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and diced
3 pounds plum tomatoes, quartered
2 garlic cloves
½ cup Oloroso sherry
2 cups crustless bread torn into 1-inch pieces
1/4 cup sherry vinegar
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
halved cherry tomatoes, for garnish
croutons, for garnish
1. Put the ingredients from your chosen variation, the bread pieces, and the sherry vinegar in a blender (work in batches if necessary), and blend until very smooth. With the blender running, slowly add the olive oil, blending until emulsified. Pour the gazpacho into a bowl and refrigerate until well chilled.
2. Taste the chilled gazpacho and add salt and pepper as needed. Pour into bowls or cups, garnish, and serve.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: This recipe has been reprinted with permission of the author from Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook.