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Gazpacho with Coffee Glazed Bacon

Love tomatoes, colorful peppers, and cucumbers? Gazpacho is the combination of all those combined in an iconic Spanish cold soup. Try it for a great way to chill on hot summer days at lunch or supper.

This recipe elevates the spicy, bright and rich soup with coffee glazed bacon and sour dough croutons. You may even say that they all become best friends in your mouth! After all, what isn’t better with bacon on it?

Just save some of that morning coffee and see what happens!

Gazpacho topped with Coffee-Glazed Bacon

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Course brunch
Servings 10



  • 1 organic or hothouse cucumber
  • 1 each red, orange, and yellow peppers (cored and seeded)
  • 8 plum tomatoes
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 32 oz organic tomato juice
  • ½ cup rice or white wine vinegar
  • ¾ cup Texas EVOO
  • tsp kosher salt
  • tsp freshly ground black pepper

Sour Dough Croutons

  • 4 slices sour dough bread cut into 1" square pieces
  • 2 tsp olive oil

Coffee Glazed Bacon

  • 12 oz bacon
  • ¾ cup strong coffee
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • pinch of pepper and salt



  • Roughly chop the cucumbers, bell pepper, tomatoes and red onions. (Add the garlic to the red onions)
  • Pulse each vegetable separately in a food processor
  • Combine in a large bowl and add tomato juice, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Chill in fridge for at least a couple of hours.

Sour Dough Croutons

  • Toss with Olive Oil and bake at 375 for 6 minutes.


  • Cut the bacon into narrow strips about 3 inches long
  • Heat the pan and place the bacon in the pan, cooking until no longer raw.
  • Pour in the coffee and maple syrup. Add salt and pepper. Cook until the coffee completely evaporates from the pan and bacon is dark and carmelized.



To Serve: Pour into individual bowls and top with croutons and bacon.