Presto Gazpacho


  • Makes4 servings

This classic chilled soup comes together in no time - no cooking required!


  • 1 clove garlic

  • 1 1/4 cup low-sodum tomato juice

  • 1/2 lb fresh tomato, (any variety), cored and coarsely chopped

  • 1/2 green sweet pepper, coarsely chopped

  • 1/2 red sweet pepper, coarsely chopped

  • 2 mini English cucumbers, chopped

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 tbsp sherry, or red wine vinegar

  • 1/2 cup low-fat sour cream

  • 1/2 avocado, pitted and diced


  • Place garlic in a blender and pulse to mince. Add tomato juice and blend until smooth. Add tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, oil, salt and vinegar, and blend until smooth. If you have a bit of extra time, transfer to a lidded container and chill in freezer for 15-30 minutes.

  • Garnish each bowl of soup with a large dollop of sour cream and diced avocado.

  • Round out the meal by serving with cubed cheese, olives, pickles, rolled-up slices of ham and whole wheat bread sticks or buns.

  • Makes 4 servings.

  • In 1 serving: 164 calories, 4 g protein, 12 g fat, 12 g carbs, 3 g dietary fibre, 79 mg calcium, 1 mg iron, 35 mcg folate

This article was originally published on Jul 01, 2010

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