Roasted Red Pepper Gazpacho with Pepperoni Cheese Toast


Before serving, give the gazpacho a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of crushed red pepper for a little heat.

Roasted Red Pepper Gazpacho with Pepperoni Cheese Toasts
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
30 mins
6 cups soup


  • 1 12 ounce jar roasted red sweet peppers, drained

  • 2 14.5 ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes

  • 1 ½ cup reduced sodium chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh tarragon

  • 1 teaspoon celery seed

  • 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic

  • ½ teaspoon sugar

  • 8 slices bread

  • ¼ cup light mayonnaise

  • 24 thin slices pepperoni

  • 4 1 ounce slices Monterey Jack cheese or Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped cucumber

  • Crushed red pepper and/or olive oil


  1. In a food processor combine peppers, tomatoes, broth, olive oil, tarragon, celery seed, garlic, and sugar. over and process half at a time if necessary, to desired consistency. Season to taste with salt and pepper; set aside.

  2. For Pepperoni Cheese Toast, brush one side of each bread slice with mayonnaise. Layer pepperoni and cheese on the unbrushed sides of 4 slices. Top with remaining bread slices, mayonnaise side up. On a large griddle or skillet toast sandwiches over medium heat until cheese is melted and bread is golden, turning once, about 3 to 5 minutes.

  3. Divide soup among bowls; top with cucumber. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper and olive oil, if desired. Serve with Pepperoni Cheese Toasts.


If you don't have a large griddle, do sandwiches two at at time in a very large skillet.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

478 Calories
26g Fat
44g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 478
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 1022mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 131.5mg 658%
Calcium 414mg 32%
Iron 4.1mg 23%
Potassium 320mg 7%
Folate, total 74.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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