Gazpacho


Gazpacho is a traditional Spanish dish, typically made with a tomato base. It is a refreshing and light soup, perfect for hot summer days. Gazpacho can be made with a variety of different ingredients, so feel free to experiment to find a combination that you like. This recipe is a basic version of gazpacho, which can be easily adapted to your own taste.

Ingredients

  • 1 kg ripe tomatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and cubed
  • 1 green bell pepper, cubed
  • 1 red onion, cubed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cold water

Method

1. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.

2. Transfer the mixture to a blender and blend until smooth.

3. Pour the soup into a serving dish and refrigerate for at least one hour.

Potential changes & improvements

There are many ways that you can change up this recipe to suit your own taste. For a more flavourful soup, you could add some chopped fresh herbs, such as basil or parsley. If you prefer a smoother soup, you could blend the ingredients for a longer period of time, or pass the soup through a strainer. You could also add some diced avocado or croutons for a heartier meal.

What other food it works well with

Gazpacho goes well with a variety of different foods. Try serving it with some crusty bread, a green salad, or some grilled chicken or fish.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake when making gazpacho is to not blend the ingredients enough. This can result in a soup that is too chunky and not as smooth and creamy. Another mistake is to not let the soup chill for long enough before serving. Gazpacho is best served cold, so be sure to give it plenty of time to cool in the fridge.

Nutritional Information

This recipe makes approximately 6 servings. Each serving contains approximately:

  • Calories: 190
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 540 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 13 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Protein: 3 g

Allergens

This recipe contains the following allergens:

  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Green bell pepper
  • Red onion
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Water

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