Arranque Roteño (Thick Tomato Dip)

By • August 8, 2013 • 6 Comments



Author Notes: This easy dish originates from Rota in Andalucia, Spain. A close relative to gazpacho or Cordoba’s solemero, it's served as a dip with crudites or picos (hard bread crackers). The old wives' tale goes that it was created during a drought when there wasn't enough water to make a gazpacho. While the truth behind that claim is still up for debate, the result is an absolutely delicious summertime dip.
Note: This recipe was shared by a local family-run restaurant in Rota that my husband and I would routinely visit to enjoy tapas on their patio.
Courtney Pollock

Food52 Review: It really doesn't get much easier than this dip: four ingredients and seasoning and done. I went with a fairly thick texture -- almost hummus-like -- and it seemed to work fine. The flavor was good and went really well with pita chips. I would make it again, but I might not make it quite so thick next time. figgypudding

Serves 3 to 4

  • 4 to 5 red medium-sized tomatoes
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 to 5 Italian green peppers
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/2 pound breadcrumbs (preferably from a 2-day-old baguette)
  1. In a medium bowl, blend tomatoes, green peppers, and garlic cloves with a stick blender. Next add breadcrumbs, olive oil, and salt to taste until the texture thickens to your desired consistency. Place in container and chill in fridge for at least 45 minutes before serving.
  2. Serve with sliced vegetables (green pepper slices are great!) or picos.
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Stringio

25 days ago Debbie Martin

I believe you mean Cordoba's salmorejo XD not salomero :)

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about 1 year ago JanetFL

This does sound good and easy! Thank you!

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about 1 year ago creamtea

This sounds so good and easy. Must try!

Stringio

about 1 year ago Beth Livingston Cannon

Thank You Courtney!!!! Now, I just need some picos...how to get them, I need to figure that one out now! Do you have a recipe for that one?

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about 1 year ago JanetFL

Beth, I found picos online - here is the link: http://www.tienda.com/food...

Stringio

about 1 year ago Beth Livingston Cannon

Thanks Janet, Courtney also sent me in their direction (bad, bad girls) and I have ordered picos, peppers, and mollette!! Another friend saw what I posted about ordering and went to their site and ordered a bunch of stuff too!