Gazpacho with bacon and avocado

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus chilling
  • Cooking time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 15 minutes 15 minutes

Serves: 4


1 essential Waitrose red pepper
1 essential Waitrose cucumber
1 garlic clove
3 salad onions, trimmed
4 Waitrose plum tomatoes
6 basil leaves
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp essential Waitrose red wine vinegar
4 rashers essential Waitrose unsmoked british back bacon
1 essential Waitrose avocado, chopped into chunks


1. Deseed and chop the red pepper and place in a blender along with the cucumber, garlic clove and salad onions. Blitz until broken down.

2. Add the tomatoes, basil leaves, olive oil and red wine vinegar and process until smooth, adding a little water to loosen if necessary. Chill.

3. Grill the bacon rashers until crisp. Chop up and serve scattered over the soup, along with the avocado.