Chef John's White Gazpacho

Chef John's White Gazpacho

Soups, Stews and Chili Soup Vegetable Soup Gazpacho

This is similar to a classic gazpacho, but with no tomato and peppers.

Servings per recipe: 6
Calories per serving: 152
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 1h 25m


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup leeks, white and light-green parts only, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 2 English cucumbers - peeled, quartered and chopped
  • 8 green grapes
  • 1/4 cup slivered blanched almonds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup creme fraiche
  • 1 cup French bread cubes
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water, or more as needed
  • salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste


  • 1   Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook and stir leeks until soft, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove to a plate and allow to cool.
  • 2   Place cucumbers in a blender with grapes, almonds, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, creme fraiche, bread cubes, vinegar, cooled leeks, and water. Puree until smooth, about 1 minute. Strain through a fine mesh sieve. Cover and chill for 1 to 2 hours.
  • 3   Taste and season with salt and cayenne pepper. If needed, add some more vinegar. Serve garnished with dill oil (see note), thinly sliced grapes, slivered almonds, and fresh dill.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 12.1g 19%
    Saturated Fat 4.0g  
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 438mg 18%
Potassium 182mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 9.7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g 6%
Protein 2.8g 6%
Sugars 3g  
Vitamin A 316IU  
Vitamin C 4mg  
Calcium 34mg  
Iron 1mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 1mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 28mg  
Folate 29mcg