White Gazpacho Soup

Prep time: 20 minutes plus chilling time You Will Need 3 ounces French or Italian bread 1 cup 1% low-fat

Prep time: 20 minutes plus chilling time

You Will Need
3 ounces French or Italian bread
1 cup 1% low-fat milk
1 cup coarsely chopped blanched almonds
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and sliced
1 1/2 cups seedless green grapes, halved
1 clove garlic
2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
2 tablespoons white or red vinegar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish

What to Do
1. Remove crusts from bread and tear the bread into pieces. Place in a bowl and cover with milk. Let stand at least 5 minutes.

2. Place the bread and milk in a food processor with the chopped almonds and process until very finely chopped and almost pureed. Transfer to a large bowl.

3. Place the cucumber, grapes and garlic in food processor and process until very finely chopped. Add to the almond mixture. Stir in the vegetable stock, vinegar, salt and pepper.

4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until ready to serve. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.

Makes 5 cups

Per cup: Calories 278, Saturated Fat 2g, Total Fat 16g, Sodium 224mg, Cholesterol 2mg, Protein 10g, Carbohydrate 27g, Fiber 4g

Originally Published in Reader's Digest

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