By RasmaSandra
1 years ago

When it Gets Hot Make Gazpacho

This popular soup comes from the Andalusia region of Spain. It is a great soup to have in the summer since it is served cold. Originally this soup was made as a blend combined with stale bread, olive oil, garlic with a bit of vinegar or water that gets pounded together with a mortar. Then various different kinds of vegetables and almonds get added to this soup.

The most popular variation of this soup has tomatoes in it and even though it is meant to be a cold soup there are places in Spain which serve it heated. Nowadays whenever anyone hears about Gazpacho they immediately associate it with a cold soup which has a vegetable or fruit base and spices added.

The origins of Gazpacho go back to Roman times when Roman soldiers took along dried bread, garlic, and vinegar in order to make the basis for this soup. This idea was taken by the Moors from Morocco across the way and they came up with a soup known as Ajo Blanco.

When Christopher Columbus went exploring he made sure to have this soup on his voyages and as a result of which brought back to Spain cucumbers, tomatoes, and different peppers for a different kind of Gazpacho.

My favorite kind of Gazpacho has tomato in it. People have begun exploring with this soup and now have begun also adding ingredients such as cantaloupe and watermelon.

On a final note, I started experimenting with gazpacho and if you are a seafood lover then you will really enjoy this. You can choose to make it spicy or not. Take diced tomatoes, bell pepper, onions, garlic, and jalapeno. Put them in a bowl and add cherry tomatoes, olive oil. balsamic vinegar or wine vinegar, lime juice and Worcestershire. Blend it all up in the blender. Taste for salt and pepper. Spoon the soup into bowls and add boiled shrimp. Then sprinkle it all with Parmesan cheese.
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RasmaSandra @tuntu thank you.
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soncee Yummy delicious
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