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Gazpacho Andaluz

Gazpacho, the Spanish vegetable soup, which origin is from Andalucia in the south of Spain, has become very popular also outside the borders of the country. The soup should be served ice-cold and is a delicacy on a hot summer day.

Some of the ingredients to Gazpacho

Some of the ingredients for making Gazpacho.

Ingredients, 8 servings:

  • 5 - 6 large, ripe tomatoes, peeled
  • 3 cucumbers, peeled
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1/2 union, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, squeezed
  • 2 slices of white bread, in pieces
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white- or red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon grounded almonds
  • 1 cup of water or tomato juice
  • salt


1) Peel and chop the vegetables.

Peel the tomatoes in boiling water
To peel the tomatoes easier, I place them in boiling
water during one minute.

2) Mix half of the vegetables at the time in a blender.

The vegetables are first mixed in a food procesor
I prefer to first mix the vedgetables in a food procesor.

3) Blend on high speed until the mixture is smooth and no pieces remain.

4) Add the rest of the ingredients and mix one more time in the blender.

5) Season with salt and more vinegar if necessary.

I finish with a blender until the mixture is smooth.

I finish with a blender util the mixture is smooth.

6) Keep the soup refrigerated until served.

You can add cubes of ice in the soup bowl before its served.

(The soup stays fresh various days if kept cold)


  • cucumber in cubes
  • shredded green pepper
  • chopped tomato
  • chopped onion
  • bread croutons

The trimmings are served in small, separate bowls and everybody help oneself to garnish their soup.

Que aproveche!

Ready to serve!


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Last revised: 6 July, 2006


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