Brunch Gazpacho Shooters with Cheesy Everything Toast Dippers
These adorable little Brunch Gazpacho Shooters are a fabulous way to celebrate the bounty that is summer produce! The cool and refreshing gazpacho recipe combines heirloom tomatoes, tomatillos, and roasted red peppers with a delicious blend of Spanish flavors that are perfect for a brunchtime palate cleanser.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 servings
- 1 1/2 pounds heirloom tomatoes cored and chopped
- 1/2 pound tomatillos cored and chopped
- 6 roasted red peppers jarred, sliced
- 1 cucumber peeled and chopped
- 1 small red onion chopped
- 1 cubanelle pepper seeded and chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 lime juiced, plus more to taste
- Handful of fresh cilantro leaves
- 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon cumin ground
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- Kosher salt to taste
- Black pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup olive oil
Cheesy Everything Toasts
- 4 slices white bread
- 2 tablespoons butter softened
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- Everything bagel seasoning
Reserve 1/3 of the chopped tomato, tomatillo, cucumber, and cubanelle pepper in a small bowl; set aside.
Combine the remaining vegetables, garlic, lime juice, cilantro, vinegar, cumin, red pepper, and oregano in a blender. Purée until smooth, adjusting the seasoning to taste with more lime juice, salt, and pepper.
Slowly drizzle the olive oil into the blender as it blends until it thickens and emulsifies. Add the reserved vegetables and pulse to chop them to your desired consistency. (Alternatively, you can also puree all of the vegetables together and then strain the soup through a fine mesh strainer into a large bowl for a smoother final product.)
Cover and chill for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight. When ready to serve, ladle into shot glasses and garnish with slices of lime and small celery stalks, with toast dippers on the side.
Cheesy Everything Toasts:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spread 1/2 tablespoon of butter on each slice of bread. Cut each piece diagonally into 4-5 separate strips of bread. Arrange the strips side by side on a foil-lined baking sheet.
Toast the bread in the oven until it just begins to brown and become crispy, 4-5 minutes. Remove from the oven and turn the broiler on high. Sprinkle each strip with shredded cheese, then return the baking sheet to the oven. Broil until the cheese melts and starts to brown, another 4-5 minutes.
Remove from oven and sprinkle Everything bagel seasoning on the hot cheese so it sticks. Separate the strips when they're cool enough to touch.
Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 327mg | Potassium: 220mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 16.8mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 0.9mg