California Gazpacho with Herbed Walnuts

California Gazpacho with Herbed Walnuts
Total Time
10 Mins


This chunky, chilled tomato-based soup topped with herbed walnuts, is a wonderful accompaniment to grilled cheese or panini sandwiches.

Total Time

Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
0 Mins
Total Time
10 Mins


230 cal
Total Fat
14 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
10 g
0 mg
260 mg
22 g
Dietary Fiber
6 g
7 g


  • 1 1/2 pounds (about 5) tomatoes, ripe, peeled chopped
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, coarsely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, red or green, small, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato juice
  • 1 1/2 slices white bread, torn in pieces
  • Salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce, to taste (optional)
  • 4 tortillas, flour, low-fat (for serving)
  • Herbed Walnuts


  1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, garlic, onion, vinegar, tomato juice and bread.
  2. Process the soup in batches in a food processor or blender just until it is coarsely puréed–it should not be too smooth.
  3. Return the soup to the large bowl, cover, and chill thoroughly. Before serving, if the soup seems too thick, stir in some tomato juice.
  4. Season with salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce to taste, if desired.
  5. Ladle the soup into bowls and top each serving with Herbed Walnuts and serve with tortilla.