Chilled Gazpacho Soup:

Jersey tomatoes are best!

If you love tomatoes, you will love this full flavored chilled gazpacho soup! It’s loaded with excellent nutrition making it a balanced meal because of our spin on the toppings.  It contains healthy fats, protein and is an excellent source of dietary fiber.  Plus it provides an excellent source of vitamins A and C and a good source of the mineral iron.  Just let kids know it’s served cold ahead of time for a thumbs up rating, because they expect soup to be warm!

3 large tomatoes, diced
2 cups tomato juice, unsalted
2 red bell peppers, chopped
1 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon, black pepper
¼ teaspoon, sea salt
1 teaspoon, cumin, ground
2 garlic cloves, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1 medium cucumber, finely diced
¾ cup black beans, low sodium
1 ½ cup sweet corn, frozen


  1. In a blender, combine tomatoes, tomato juice, peppers, olive oil, vinegar, onion powder, pepper, sea salt, cumin, garlic and lime juice and blend until smooth.
  2. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours (the longer it sits, the better the flavor) or up to 24 hours.
  3. Place cucumbers, black beans and corn in separate serving bowls and arrange salad bar-style.
  4. To serve, ladle soup into 6 soup bowls; top with cucumbers, black beans and corn evenly among bowls.

Makes 6 servings (1 cup per serving).

Nutrition Facts per serving: 150 calories; 6g fat (0.5g sat fat, 1 poly, 4g mono, 0g trans fats); 0mg cholesterol; 24g carbohydrate (5g fiber, 9g sugar); 5g protein; 160mg sodium; 35% Daily Value (DV) vitamin A; 140% DV vitamin C; 6% DV calcium; 15% DV iron.

What toppings would you add to this soup?

– Stacey Antine, MS, RD, author, Appetite for Life, founder, HealthBarn USA, co-host, Family Food Expert Internet Radio Show, director, HealthBarn Foundation, and recognized as top 10 dietitians nationally by Today’s Dietitian magazine for her work with HealthBarn USA.

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