NATIONAL GAZPACHO DAY
National Gazpacho Day, on December 6th, recognizes a flavorful soup that cooks serve cold. Gazpacho is typically a tomato-based vegetable soup. Originating in the southern Spanish region of Andalucia, Gazpacho is widely consumed in Spanish cuisine, usually during the summer months.
The original Spanish recipe includes stale bread, tomato, cucumber, bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Other ingredients include olive oil, wine, vinegar, water, and salt.
Following is the typical method of preparing gazpacho:
- Washing vegetables
- Peeling tomatoes, garlic, and onions.
- Chop all vegetables (traditionally pounded with mortar) and process in a food processor.
- Add the soaked bread.
- Blend part of the processed contents until liquid, depending on desired consistency.
- Blend in chilled water, olive oil, vinegar, and salt to taste.
- Add remaining processed ingredients.
- Garnish as desired.
Gazpacho has many modern variations. Many fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs make a delicious gazpacho. Consider using ingredients such as avocados, cucumbers, parsley, watermelon, or grapes. However, recipes offer meat stock and seafood varieties for gazpacho, too.
Even though we serve gazpacho cold, some recipes call for a cooked broth. When the gazpacho is too warm, sometimes ice cubes are added.
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NATIONAL GAZPACHO DAY HISTORY
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