Recipe by PookeyLumLum
NOTE TO THOSE WONDERING WHERE THE CRAB IS: Charley's Crab is a restaurant. This is not crab gazpacho but the gazpacho served at Charley's Crab restaurants. It's the best I've ever eaten. Try it, you'll love it. This is as close to the real Charley's Crab Gazpacho recipe as I'd think you can get without having the actual recipe. It tastes IDENTICAL and is quite simple. Tastes great all year as it uses canned tomatoes. Fabulous as a first course or a main dish with some grilled shrimp thrown in. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream, a few croutons and a cucumber spear. NOTE: This makes a huge recipe. EDITED TO ADD: Because Alan Leonetti is leaving retaliatory feedback on many of my recipes, I'd like to state here that CHARLEY'S CRAB is a RESTAURANT. I'd guess the crab is there. There is not supposed to be any crab in this recipe. It is exactly as the restaurant serves it and it is AWESOME, one of the most frequently ordered soups they offer.
Top Review by tarnold123
This is my absolute favorite gazpacho of all time!! I had it at Charley's Crab in Palm Beach, FL years ago and came home immediately looking for the recipe. Thanks so much for posting it so that I could recreate it's freshy delicious goodness every summer!! It's even better with fresh out of the garden tomatoes instead of canned (when they're in season). LOVE IT!!!
- 2 cucumbers, peeled and diced
- 2 green peppers, diced
- 1 medium onion, diced (I use white or Vidalia)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 bunch parsley, chopped (I use Italian flat leaf)
- 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 4 cups tomato juice
- 1 1⁄2 cups Italian dressing (Use Wishbone.)
- salt and pepper (I only use pepper. No salt needed in my opinion.)