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Simple Gazpacho

June 28, 2011
2 Ratings
Author Notes

This recipe comes from a family friend who is a chef in Asturias Spain. The most important part is the preparation of the tomatoes - no short cuts! When blending the ingredients you can save 1/3 to give it texture, but I like to blend everything together. In the states, I prefer to use heirloom tomatoes; I am currently in Chile and use a variety called filete. —hbomb

  • Serves 4-6
  • 2 pounds tomatoes
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 cucumber peeled and seeded
  • 1 cloves of galic (or to taste)
  • 1 spicy pepper any kind (to taste)
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 handful crumbled stale bread
In This Recipe
  1. Skin and seed the tomatoes. Use a knife to cut the skin off, you can save the juice to add to the soup or save it for something else. Then cut the tomatoes into cubes or just rip with hands, put in a big bowl. (do not put the tomatoes in boiling water to loosen the skin, it will change the flavor)
  2. Seed and cube the peppers, add to the tomatoes
  3. Skin, seed and cube cucumber, add to the bowl
  4. Mince the garlic, and spicy pepper; add to the bowl
  5. Throw in the crumbled stale bread, olive oil, and vinegar
  6. Let sit over night or atleast 8 hours
  7. Use a hand held blender to blend everything together
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tigerlille July 18, 2012
I see that this gazpacho recipe has been overlooked, but it is the real deal, from a Spanish point of view. Tomatoes AND red peppers, and thickened with bread crumbs. The only changes I would make would be to use red wine & sherry vinegar, and/or one of the other, and to increase the amount of olive oil a bit. Fabulous, and luscious!