Gazpacho Yum

Gazpacho with Slim Rice Recipe

Preparation Method

    • Cut three slices of bread into small cubes and set aside. Soak the remaining three slices of bread in a bowl of water for 10 minutes. Squeeze out the excess water and set aside.
    • Prepare the Slim Rice as per package instructions (drained and rinsed).
    • Cut a cross in the base of each tomato. Blanch in a pan of boiling water for 10 seconds. Let cool for a few mins, then slip off the skins. Chop coarsely.
    • Coarsley chop one of the cucumbers, half the bell pepper, and half the onion, and add to the tomatoes.
    • Process the soaked bread and garlic in a food processor until a paste forms. Add the tomatoes and coarsely chopped vegetables and process until smooth.
    • With the motor running, gradually add 90ml of oil, vinegar, lemon, and cumin. Add Slim Rice. Season with salt and pepper. Chill for at least 2-3 hrs or until ready to serve.
    • When ready to serve, finely chop the celery, the remaining cucumber, bell peppers, onion, keeping them separate.
    • Heat a small frying pan over medium heat. Add the almonds and cook, shaking the pan until golden. Set aside.
    • Heat the remaining oil in the same frying pan over medium heat. Add the bread cubes and cook, tossing until golden.
    • Serve gazpacho chilled, drizzled with extra oil, and sprinkled with the chopped vegetables, fried bread, and almonds.
317cal Cooking Slim Rice
459 cal Cooking Regular Rice
142cal Excess Calorie Saving

    Ingredients

    • 1 pack of Slim Rice
    • 6 large slices, day old, firm-textured bread, crusts removed
    • 1½ kg ripe, fresh tomatoes
    • 2 cucumbers, peeled, halved, and seeded
    • 1 red bell pepper, halved, seeded
    • 1 red onion, halved
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 120ml extra-virgin olive oil + extra to serve
    • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar
    • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • ¼ tsp ground cumin
    • Salt and freshly ground pepper
    • 2 stalks celery, with leaves attached
    • 120ml blanched whole almonds, split (optional)