Learn to Make an Easy Gazpacho

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

It's hard to imagine enjoying soup in the hot summer months. That's where cold soups come in. Cold soup like gazpacho is the perfect refreshing and light dish for the hottest days. It also happens to be super easy to make gazpacho.

What is Gazpacho?

Gazpacho is most commonly recognized as a cold tomato soup that comes from Spain, specifically in Andalusia. The word 'gazpacho' has even become an umbrella term for a cold soup. The soup is believed to have originated from Spain, but could easily have Roman, Greek and Arab influences. According to The Kitchen Project, the original gazpacho was made with stale bread, olive oil and garlic mixed with a liquid like vinegar or water. Then different vegetables were added.

How Do You Make Gazpacho

Gazpacho is the perfect dish to make when you have a surplus of tomatoes. Since the soup requires practically no real cooking at all, it's ideal in the hot summer months when the thought of turning on the stove is too much to bear. Celebrity chef Ina Garten chops cucumbers, red bell peppers, red plum tomatoes and more into a food processor for an easy gazpacho. She also recommends letting the soup sit to let the flavors fully develop. You can also try adding a jalapeno and sherry vinegar to the gazpacho for a more vibrant taste.

Watermelon Gazpacho

Another great feature of gazpacho is that it is so versatile. Gazpacho can be made with watermelon too! For an easy watermelon gazpacho, just add watermelon to the food processor and then try serving with feta cheese.

Added Bonus: Gazpacho is part of a raw food diet! Check out Is Kate Middleton on the Raw Food Diet? by our friends at StyleList

Easy Gazpacho Recipes
Gazpacho
Cucumber Gazpacho
Strawberry Gazpacho with Feta Cheese Crostini
Tangy Green Zebra Gazpacho

Image Credit: Getty Images

Read Full Story

Sign up for Best Bites by AOL and receive delicious recipes delivered to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners

Search Recipes