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.
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.
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