This amazingly healthy, chilled vegetable soup orginates from the South of Spain and is not only a staple in the Andalucian diet, but also seen on almost every menu del día blackboard. Designed to cool and refresh in the heat, it really does hit the spot, and in the summer months Spaniards like to keep a batch of gazpacho in the fridge ready to enjoy at any time.
Made from only fresh raw vegetables, olive oil and vinegar it is a very healthy way to start a meal or snack. The best gazpacho I have had was in one of my favourite restaurants in Sevilla (El Rio Grande), where it was topped with chopped spring onions and jamón as well as the traditional diced vegetables (shown in the photo below!).
Eaten from a bowl or drunk in a glass, Gazpacho is so easy to make, and has to be one the most tasty ways to cool down on a hot day!
Preparación: (serves 4-6 in bowls)