Friday, July 2, 2010

Gazpacho-Andalusian Cold Tomato Soup

Gazpacho is a cold Spanish tomato-based raw vegetable soup, originating in the southern region of Andalusia. Gazpacho is widely consumed throughout Spain, neighboring Portugal where it is known as gaspacho and parts of Latin America. Gazpacho is mostly consumed during the summer months, due to its refreshing qualities.Gazpacho can be eaten from a soup bowl, or can be drunk from a glass.Its a tasty, satisfying and very healthy soup, since its made from nothing but fresh vegetables and a bit of oil and vinegar.As its quite hot here, i wanted to make this beautiful as well as refreshing soup for our dinner,also this soup goes for tomatoes, cucumber, bellpeppers, onions,bread slices and garlic spiced with cumin seeds, pepper powder and salt along with olive oil and vinegar...Quite an easy breezy soup get ready within few minutes and usually served chilled...We enjoyed having this cold soup for our dinner along with some toasted bread slices..

Gaspacho

4nos Tomatoes (ripen & chopped)
2nos Cucumber (chopped))
1no Small onion (chopped)
2nos Bread slices
3nos Garlic cloves
1no Green bell pepper (chopped)
1no Red bellpepper (chopped)
3tbsp Olive oil
2tbsp Vinegar
Salt
Pepper powder & cumin powder as per need

Soak the bread in water, squeeze out the excess of the water from the bread..Take the chopped tomatoes, bread, chopped cucumber, chopped onions, garlic cloves, chopped bellpeppers with pepper powder, cumin powder, salt and blend everything as smooth paste, finally add the olive oil, mix well and refrigerate for atleast 2-3hours...garnish with cucumber chunks or croutons..

Enjoy the chilled gazpacho!

28 comments:

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

That is just great and a wonderful entry for the event.

Gayathri Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Wow looks so tempting ...thanks for sharing with us lot of new variety recipes...will try it soon.

Jay said... Reply To This Comment

rich n creamy soup...loved the vibrant color.

PranisKitchen said... Reply To This Comment

really delicious soup ..

RV said... Reply To This Comment

I always wanted to make Gazpacho at home, but was little hesitant as it is a cold soup.. Yours look yumm. Love the presentation.

Umm Mymoonah said... Reply To This Comment

Oooh! That's quite different soup.

Lizy said... Reply To This Comment

I sometimes make the chunky soup. It is quite a treat in hot summer days.

simply.food said... Reply To This Comment

This soup is so lovely in colour looks fresh nad inviting perfect for summer.

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Gazpacho looks really good. I was planning to make one.Nice recipe.

Suja Sugathan said... Reply To This Comment

So tempting and lovely color..different and delicious soup.

Little Inbox said... Reply To This Comment

Hmm...the soup must be rich is flavor. Love the color of the soup.

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

Such a inviting soup,luks so delicious...

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Little different kind of....lovely color

Deepa

Hamaree Rasoi

Krishnaveni said... Reply To This Comment

lovely soup, great...loved your bread oats halwe...inviting a lot

Kiran said... Reply To This Comment

Bread and vegetables as soup what more can kids ask for ,no chewing just sipping.Love the color of the soup.Nice pic.

Pari said... Reply To This Comment

Hi. Lovely colour Priya, this looks so inviting.

Sook said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, the color of that tomato soup looks amazing!

Aruna Manikandan said... Reply To This Comment

soup looks rich and delicious:-)

GEETHA ACHAL said... Reply To This Comment

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priya said... Reply To This Comment

another delicious hot soup from u!!..yummmmmmmmm

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Wow very tempting dear!Luks fantastic...

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

I too was thinking of making the same thing Priya.You did it first.Excellent.Perfect entry to the event

Priti said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting recipe dear...looks too gud

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

Easy &different recipe..very nice!!

Mina Joshi said... Reply To This Comment

Looks great! I love cold soups in the summer.

sowmya's creative saga said... Reply To This Comment

looks yummy..

Yasmeen said... Reply To This Comment

One of the favorite summer soups :D

Niloufer Riyaz said... Reply To This Comment

soup looks delicious Priya!! Toamtoes n Cucumber sounds Yummy