Hello to everyone on this hot hot Friday and practically the weekend ....and on a day like today I think there's nothing better than a chilled soup like Andalusian Gazpacho,a refreshing starter to a meal.
Gazpacho is a traditional dish from Andalusia. Real gazpacho must be super fresh;prepared and eaten the same day.
1 kg of tomatoes
½ small onion ( you can add more onion but onions don't like me so I always add a small amount and that way I find I don't get the gripes the next day)
1 small green pepper
Half small tea cup of olive oil
3 teaspoons of vinegar
150 grams of day-old breadcrumbs soaked in water.
1 clove of Garlic ( if you like it stronger add more Garlic)
pinch of salt
Separate a small amount of diced tomato, pepper, cucumber and croutons as an individual topping.
Chop up all the vegetables nice and small.
Liquidize the tomatoes, onions, peppers, vinegar, garlic, oil and the bread. .You can add water if you want to thin out the mixture or extra bread if you like it thicker.
Pour the Gazpacho into a glass jug or container and place in the fridge straight away.
|All ready to go in the fridge|
It’s important that you serve the soup very cold, and I mean very cold in fact some people even put a few ice cubes in it when they serve it up. Gazpacho at room temperature is rubbish but Gazpacho very cold is wonderful!
|Fridge with a view|
I serve it in prawn cocktail glasses but I leave the glasses, after having being swilled under the cold water tap, in the freezer for about 30 mins beforehand, until they are nicely frosted and then pour in the Gazapacho and sprinkle it with the diced veg and croutons.
and a very warm welcome to two new followers Deborah at Simply Miss Luelle and Peli at Lovely Mess,thank you for joining me here.
Here it is cold, cold, cold - with lots and lots of rain!ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend in the sunshine and think of us poor blighters in Blighty wearing our Winter clobber in Summer!
Amanda, this looks as yummy as can be. I want to reach into the computer and have a sip. Love your lovely baby outfit from your last post. Happy Weekend,ReplyDelete
It is miserable and wet here - but a bowl of this would cheer up a very dull day. It looks so delicious.ReplyDelete
Sounds lovely and refreshing for a hot summers day, you never know it may happen yet but I'm not holding my breath haha, will bookmark this just in case :)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving me so nice words! :)
Your soup sounds very delicious! I will give it a try next week! It is really hot here at my place at the moment!
Have a great weekend! Love, Barbina
Dear, lovely Amanda,ReplyDelete
I am thrilled to see your recipe for Gazpacho here. My children are soup lovers - as all good French children should be ;-) - and I have bored them silly with descriptions of the perfect Gazpacho but have failed to make it as every recipe I have come across has left me dubious. Yours, however, looks perfect. So, when my children return for their stay in the UK, I will be takin the icy plunge and following your take on Gazpacho. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
ps Your comment on my last blog post was simply wonderful. Your words touched me and have helped keep me happily afloat over the past few days. Thank you, Amanda.
Thank you for the recipe Amanda, I've been seeing versions of this soup all about the place this Summer, now I can try it out for myself!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for commenting. Its really easy to make !
I've never tried it, but it looks delicious. Can you send some sunshine over please. xReplyDelete
Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet story! And thank you for a giveaway link. I'm so happy I discovered your blog. You are so talented and I have a lot to learn from you!ReplyDelete
Thank you for your comments here and also for joining my blog.
This looks....gosh....delious!! i have never had anything like this so thanks for sharing... I will surely try this soon!!ReplyDelete
Oh, yum! This would be perfect for my dinner tonight!ReplyDelete
Ooh that looks delicious Amanda! Thank you for sharing the recipe.ReplyDelete
Φαίνεται πολύ νόστιμη, στην Ελλάδα έχουμεReplyDelete
Mmmmm! That's making my mouth water!!! Looks absolutely delicious!!!ReplyDelete
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Hi Amanda, confession time! I have never had gazpacho soup!!ReplyDelete
well I hope you do...it is incredibly easy to make but does depend if you like garlic.Delete
6am your time, 2pm my time, Good Morning :) That soup would be lovely on a hot day, not so much here at the moment tho'.ReplyDelete
goodness and what are you doing up at 2am???? It is a summer soup for sure :-)Delete
Thanks for your comment and educating me on the rods. I'm tempted to sell them on but they are so nice too! Oh I'm now not sure what to do with them now!I love your blog and I'm going to make a cup of coffee and read the pages. I grew up with a family called Goughs in my home town. Have a lovely weekend Heather xx
Hello Heather.....and thank you for visiting....my mother's side of the family were Goughs...Gran always used to tell me it meant red headed in Scottish Gaelic but I don't know if that is right or not.ReplyDelete
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That looks utterly delicious and most refreshing - we are in mid downpour here with barely a glimpse of the sun, but that looks so refreshing (and healthy) that I am going to have to give it a goReplyDelete
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Yummy - would prefer it in the winter months though - this weather is getting me down!!ReplyDelete
Sounds lovely and refreshing on a hot day Amanda......ReplyDelete
I like the idea of the frosty prawn cocktail glasses too.
I love cold soup and have been looking for new tomato recipes (my garden's gone berserk!) This sounds so good! Thanks!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for these comments. It's so incredibly easy to make and its perfect if you have a glut of tomatoes to use up.
You just must make sure its served really cold and then its delicious.
You know, I've never had gazpacho! Wow, I've got to try this. I love soup. Thanks for joining my party!ReplyDelete
Amanda, I am so glad I found your blog! Thank you for this wonderful recipe. I was just in Madrid last month and my sister in law made me a very nice glass of gazpacho! So good! LOL I am your new follower! By the way, you are so lucky to be living in Alicante!ReplyDelete