Soups and Salads — By Ben on 11 August 2008
Grape and Zucchini Gazpacho


Even though summer hasn’t been that cruel this year (knock on wood) I’ve been making a lot of salads and other summer(ish) foods. Ever since I saw a recipe for grape gazpacho on the cookbook the California Table Grape Commision sent me I’ve been wanting to make it. But it wasn’t until last week that I decided to make it. However I didn’t have all the ingredients the recipe calls for. So, as I almots always do, I changed the recipe using what I had on hand. At first I wasn’t sure how a grape and zucchini would taste, but oh boy! It was one of the most delicious gazpachos I’ve ever eaten. This is how I prepared it:

Green grape and zucchini gazpacho
Makes 6 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes

For this recipe you will need:

  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 2 large celery stalks
  • 1 1/2 cups green grapes
  • 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1 large zucchini, chopped
  • 1/3 cup day old bread, chopped, crust removed
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • diced tomatoes for garnish

Preparation:

  1. Combined all the ingredients, except the tomato, in a large bowl.
  2. Puree in batches in a blender or food processor until very smooth.
  3. Chill for at least one hour to improve flavor.
  4. Serve and garnish with diced tomatoes.

Adapted from Susan Volland’s cookbook: Green, Black, Red. Recipes for cooking and enjoying California grapes.

I don’t think there’s much I can say about this recipe other than it was freaking GOOD. I liked it so much that I ate it all by myself. I will be making this gazpacho (or at least something similar) again before the summer is over. Have you ever had gazpacho before? Do you have any amazing gazpacho recipe you would like to share? Join us at the forum and let’s discuss this perfect summer food.

¡Buen provecho!

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(20) Readers Comments

  1. That’s a really interesting recipe for gazpacho. I’m really curious in how it tastes, and definitely sounds refreshing. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. I have only tasted gazpacho once and I liked it. This recipe seemed like a nice one to try..:)

  3. Who would’ve thought! Wow! I would like to try that one!

  4. Grape and zucchini gazpacho sounds like a refreshing summer treat. I would not have thought about this combo.

  5. Okay, after my experience with your spinach avocado soup, I KNOW this has to be good. I’d have never thought of putting grapes with zucchini, and the bread is a bit odd, but it definitely sounds healthy, and I’m curious. I’ll let you know…

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  7. wow Ben that does indeed look delicious. Gr8 colour, gr8 ingredients , gr8 combination. Another to try recipe to my list :)

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  9. Thanks for the article and recipe for this unusual gazpacho. I’ll be sure to try this one. Cold vegetable soups are one of my favorite things to make and eat.

  10. That sounds unique and wonderful. I wouldnt have paired the two but I think I have to try this!

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