Cool down on a hot summer day with a revitalizing bowl of Gazpacho, a traditional Spanish chilled tomato soup. Bursting with the flavors of ripe tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, and vibrant herbs, this recipe offers a delightful blend of textures and tastes. Prepare this refreshing dish in advance and enjoy a taste of Spain that will invigorate your senses.
Gazpacho is a cold tomato-based soup originating from Spain. This recipe combines fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, onions, garlic, and aromatic herbs, all blended together to create a vibrant and chilled soup. It's the perfect dish for those seeking a light and refreshing appetizer or a refreshing summer meal.
6 ripe tomatoes, cored and roughly chopped
1 cucumber, peeled and roughly chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and roughly chopped
1 small red onion, roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Fresh herbs for garnish (such as basil or parsley)
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In a blender or food processor, combine the chopped tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, red onion, and minced garlic.
Blend until the ingredients are well combined and the mixture reaches a smooth consistency.
Add the olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, and black pepper to the blender. Blend again until everything is fully incorporated.
Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning if needed.
Transfer the gazpacho to a large bowl or container and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld.
Before serving, give the soup a good stir. If desired, you can strain the soup through a fine-mesh sieve for a smoother texture.
Pour the chilled gazpacho into individual bowls or glasses. Garnish with fresh herbs.
Serve and enjoy the refreshing flavors of this delightful chilled tomato soup.
Tips for this recipe
For an extra burst of flavor, consider adding a splash of fresh lemon juice or a sprinkle of paprika to your gazpacho before serving.