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Spanish Gazpacho

Spanish Gazpacho

Summer is the ideal time to have a Spanish Gazpacho, no doubt. At Native Spanish Tapas we’re going to give you a brief run-down of this delicious cold tomato soup and the authentic recipe video to make at home.

Spanish Gazpacho varies throughout Spain, but the main common ingredients are: olive oil, vinegar, tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, onions and garlic, yesterday’s hard-bread (that’s right, the bread thickens it up nicely) alongside paprika or even cumin spice. All these ingredients are simply grinded together in a blender and put in the fridge to chill.

Spanish Gazpacho recipe

Spanish Gazpacho is usually served cold during summer season, and sometimes also served with fresh chunks of the same ingredients that are blended in the soup.

Spanish Gazpacho recipe

It is also common to have gazpacho as a breakfast complement alongside a coffee and toast, instead of orange juice, Mediterranean diet at its finest!

The origin of Spanish Gazpacho is uncertain, but traditionally it has been considered as staple-dish from the southern region of Spain, Andalucia, where olive oil and other fresh produce are readily available, and the summers very hot and dry. Some will say that the real origin of Spanish Gazpacho did not have any vegetables at all, but just had crumbled bread, olive oil and vinegar, feeding peasants for centuries in Spain and has evolved in what Spanish Gazpacho is today, a cold tomato soup!

At our Madrid tapas tours, we offer and different type of gazpacho, called Salmorejo, which is basically Spanish Gazpacho with more bread and garlic, our customers really love this delicious summer cold soup. Join us on one of our many Madrid tapas tours and try out not only one of the best Gazpachos in Madrid, but also some other amazing Madrid Spanish tapas.


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