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How to make Gazpacho

Gazpacho is made with chopped vegetables and served cold. Fresh vegetables are plentiful in the summer months. I suggest you take advantage and make this classic dish.

Gazpacho

Gazpacho is an easy and summer-worthy way to get more fresh vegetables into your diet. 

Gazpacho

Gazpacho

Gazpacho is made with chopped vegetables and served cold. Fresh vegetables are plentiful in the summer months, so take advantage and make this classic soup.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Chill until very cold 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine Spanish, Vegetarian
Servings 4
Calories 70 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1-2 ripe red tomatoes cored, seeded and roughly cut into chunks
  • 1 Anaheim or Italian cubanelle pepper cored, seeded and roughly cut into chunks,
  • 1 Red/Green/Yellow or Orange bell pepper cored, seeded and roughly cut into chunks
  • 1 Cucumber peeled, seeded and roughly cut into chunks
  • 1 Red onion roughly cut into chunks
  • 1 Jalapeno pepper seeded and roughly cut into chunks
  • 3 cloves garlic roughly chopped (no need to dice for garnish)
  • 1 Large can of Tomato or V8 juice
  • 2 tsp red wine or sherry vinegar
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil plus more for drizzling
  • 1 Avocado small dice for garnish
  • Chopped Cilantro for garnish
  • Tabasco or other hot sauce optional

Instructions
 

  • Combine tomatoes, pepper, cucumber, onion and garlic in a blender. Then, blend at high speed until very smooth, about 1 minute.
    Gazpacho Ingredients
  • With the blender motor running, add the vinegar and 2 teaspoons salt.
    Gazpacho Salt and Pepper
  • Slowly drizzle in the olive oil. The mixture will turn bright orange or dark pink and become smooth and emulsified.
    Olive Oil to Gazpacho
  • Transfer to a large pitcher and chill until very cold, (for example 1-4 hours or overnight).
    Gazpacho - an easy recipe
  • Before serving the Gazpacho, adjust the seasonings with salt and vinegar.
  • Garnish as desired and serve chilled.
    Gazpacho

Video

Notes

If soup is very thick, stir in a few tablespoons ice water. A few drops of olive oil on top are a nice touch.
The vegetables should be cut into both large chucks for the blender and some veggies should be cut in a smaller dice for garnish.

Nutrition

Calories: 70kcal
Keyword Gazpacho, Vegetables, Vegetarian
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These are some Fun Facts from the website https://mobile-cuisine.com/did-you-know/gazpacho-fun-facts/

Gazpacho Fun Facts: 

  • The name is of Arabic origin. It means ‘soaked bread.’ 
  • The main ingredients, tomatoes and peppers, were not available until after the discovery of the New World.
  • National Gazpacho Day is December 6th.
  • Gazpacho is best served slightly chilled.
  • There should no need to supplement it with a drink. Unless you want to savor it with a glass of dry sherry.
  • Rumor has it that, Christopher Columbus loaded his ships up with barrels of this old mixture, before leaving on his first voyage.
  • It is traditionally made in a mortar and the bread is best when it is about a week old. The bread and the vegetables make a paste. Then you add the tomatoes, then the olive oil, and finally the vinegar. Taste all the time to make sure you’ve got it right.
  • The tomatoes should always go through a sieve so there are no seeds in the finished Gazpacho dish.

I think that presentation is just as important as taste with Gazpacho. The creativity of the presentation can include many things. Put it in a fancy dish or glass. Or allow everyone to garnish their own soup with a plate of diced veggies.

Gazpacho ready for the blender
Ready to blend
Diced Vegetables for garnish

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If you like this Gazpacho recipe, you should try our Fish Tacos. Or try one of our soup recipes , like our Butternut Squash Soup

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