This Authentic Spanish Gazpacho is made with tomatoes, cucumber, garlic, onion, bell pepper, olive oil and salt.
I lived in Madrid for 4 years of my life due to my father’s job. Now when I go back and visit, it feels like home. The best part about visiting in the summertime is that they serve chilled gazpacho almost at every restaurant there.
Gazpacho is from Andalusia which is the southern part of Spain, where Granada and Seville are. It is known for its sandy beaches, beautiful countryside and amazing mountain ranges. We used to go skiing there in the winter. As for the summertime, the beaches get packed and full of high-spirited people.
How to make Authentic Spanish Gazpacho
- Wash and dry all the vegetables. You will use tomatoes, cucumber, garlic, onion, bell pepper.
- Cut the tomatoes in quarters and add into the blender.
- For the garlic, make sure to get rid of the core, which contains that bitterness.
- Blend the onion in the blender.
- Add the peeled cucumber.
- Blend the vegetables at high speed until pureed.
- On low speed, slowly pour in the good quality olive oil.
- Taste and add salt and desired. (If the texture is too thick, see note below.)
- Refrigerate and serve very cold.
- Note: if you prefer your gazpacho thin instead of chunky, add the gazpacho in a strainer and strain until thin. I prefer gazpacho as is.