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Easiest Gazpacho
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Perfect for hot summer days

Easiest Gazpacho

Gazpacho is an amazing Spanish recipe for a cold soup. Traditionally made with tomatoes and cucumber, this easy and healthy dish is perfect for summer.

Easiest Gazpacho
Summer is the perfect time of the year to make Gazpacho. Imagine an ice-cold refreshment that's made in just 10 minutes and makes the perfect appetizer for your picnic and summer gatherings. Gazpacho is a Spanish cold soup, that is made of fresh vegetables and stale bread. It's incredibly fresh but has a deep earthy flavor, some people can find it even too earthy, thanks to the rich flavor of raw vegetables. I didn't always like Gazpacho. If the ingredients aren't in season, or if they aren't fresh enough, or ripe enough, this treat can turn into a disaster. But if everything goes according to plan, Gazpacho can be a fabulous treat. It's gluten-free, vegan and makes a great healthy appetizer recipe.

 

Easy Gazpacho Recipe

So first things first we need to clarify what Gazpacho is. Gazpacho is a cold soup originating from Spain. It's made of raw vegetables like tomatoes, cucumber, garlic, and other delicious, simple ingredients. It's perfect for summer because it is:

  • light, fresh and pretty healthy
  • each portion has only around 120 calories
  • full of raw vegetables
  • made in just 10 minutes from start to finish
  • no stovetop need for this recipe
  • made in a blender
  • a great refreshment
  • dairy-free and vegan

HOW TO MAKE GAZPACHO FROM SCRATCH

Gazpacho is one of the easiest appetizers to make. You simply:

  1. Cut the vegetables in larger chunks (cleaning them beforehand)
  2. Soak the stale bread
  3. Put everything in a blender
  4. Season to taste
  5. Serve

Gazpacho ingredients

INGREDIENTS

Bread - Use stale bread and soak it with water. It thickens the soup and adds a creamy texture.

Tomatoes - You can't have Gazpacho without tomatoes. Use fresh, juicy, ripe tomatoes.

CucumberThey add freshness. Peel your cucumbers for this recipe.

PepperUse green pepper that's local in your area, like bell pepper. Traditionally green peppers are used, but you can, of course, use red or yellow peppers as well.

VinegarSherry vinegar is a good choice. Creates a slightly sweet aroma and works wonders. Substitute with apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar.

Olive oilSince this is a Spanish recipe, olive oil is the best choice. If possible, use high-quality extra virgin olive oil.

Ice cubes - Help make the Gazpacho instantly cold and delicious.

Storing

Keep your Gazpacho chilled in a fridge for up to 2 - 3 days. Always serve it cold. Tastewise, it's always better to make it fresh from scratch.

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Lets get cooking!

ONLY A FEW MOMENTS SPENT IN THE KITCHEN AND YOU WILL HAVE THIS FANTASTIC DISH IN FRONT OF YOU.
  • serves
    6
    people
  • preparation:
    10
    minutes

METHOD

  • Stale bread

    Tear the stale bread on smaller chunks. Soak the stale bread with approximately 1/4 cup or 50 ml boiling water. Set aside for a few minutes.

  • blend the gazpacho

    Add chopped fresh tomatoes (the juicer and sweeter the better), chopped bell pepper (core and seeds removed), peeled and chopped cucumber, peeled garlic clove and peeled shallot to a blender. Add the soaked bread, fresh basil leaves, olive oil, vinegar, and ice cubes. Season with salt and pepper. Optionally you can add some fennel seeds as well. Blend until smooth and creamy, for about 2 - 3 minutes.

  • serve

    Serve your delicious gazpacho in small serving bowls or pour it into tall glasses and enjoy as a drink. Garnish with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh basil leaves. Keep chilled in the fridge. Enjoy.

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