TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cans (28 ounces each) whole tomatoes
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 small onion, cut into chunks
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 slices rye bread, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 122 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 563mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Drain tomatoes, reserving juice. In a blender, cover and process the tomatoes, cucumber, green pepper and onion in batches until chopped. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Place the vinegar, bread cubes and reserved tomato juice in blender; cover and process until smooth. Pour over vegetable mixture. Stir in the oil, salt, garlic powder, pepper and pepper sauce. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Zesty Gazpacho in Country June/July 2007, p49

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