Gazpacho, photo by Denisse OllerPhoto by Denisse Oller

Gazpacho

Cuisine: Spanish
Servings: 6-8 servings

This very traditional tomato-based Spanish soup is served cold, and on a warm day is very refreshing! It can be served as a first course or as a main course. Be sure to enjoy with some slices of authentic Spanish bread. Delicious!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh tomatoes, preferably Roma, chopped and seeded
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 cucumber peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper chopped, seeded and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon fresh basil
  • 1 cup tomato juice or ice water
  • 2 slices day-old bread
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

More like this

Directions

  1. Soak the slices of bread in water.
  2. Place the vegetables, herbs, and honey in a blender (in batches, if necessary). Add a little water or tomato juice and blend until mixture is smooth.
  3. Add the soaked bread, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper to taste and blend against until all ingredients are mixed well and emulsified.
  4. Pour in to a large bowl, mix well and adjust the seasonings.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  6. To serve: Pour gazpacho in to a soup bowl, drizzle with olive oil, and serve with cassava bread topped with finely chopped tomatoes and basil.
View Comments
Appetizer Lunch

RecommendedView All