Easy Spanish Gazpacho – Cold Tomato Soup

Easy Spanish Gazpacho – Cold Tomato Soup: a delicious – MUST have Summer soup from Spain. It needs absolutely no cooking and ready in less than 10 minutes.

Spanish Gazpacho – Cold Tomato Soup can be served in any meal or simply dunk a toasted slice of bread and Nosh!

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For the past few days, if you’re in Delhi, there is a common discussion everywhere and that is the Soaring Temperature…..

I mean we just crossed ***43 Celsius or 110 Fahrenheit*** on Sunday and you could literally feel the heat outdoor or indoors.

It’s Seriously H O T !!!!

The water coolers/air-conditioners maintenance teams could be seen running the entire city and you can see people sweating everywhere.

With all this heat, food is the last thing on my mind…I’m not sure if it happens with you too but whenever it gets that HOT, all I want to do is drink chilled stuff or eat chilled food.

The kitchen is literally shut except for making cold salads/dips and chilled soup or eating chilled leftover from the fridge.

That’s when I thought of making this Spanish Gazpacho – Cold Tomato Soup.

I first had this soup during a vacation to Portugal in August 2011 and completely fell in love with its color and freshness.

Mr. and I, toured the city along with our friends and by evening we were even tired of a proper sit-down meal.

That’s when a local suggested trying the ‘Cold Soup’ which sounded absolutely perfect.

We ended up finding this cute little family restaurant run by an old Spanish lady making basic soups + tapas and they both tasted absolutely delicious.

Not only we enjoyed the scrumptious meal but the lady was kind enough to share her Spanish food traditions.

And few recipes and this soup is something very similar (except her kitchen garden tomatoes & homemade vinegar). 

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This Spanish Gazpacho soup originated from the Southern Spanish region of Andalusia and it’s way to Portugal too.

It’s made using vine-ripened tomatoes (for taste & rich red color), along with few other fresh ingredients and a piece of stale bread.

 

All the ingredients are either crushed using ‘Mortar-Pestle(to avoid any foam on top) or blended.

Hence we can say that the Traditional Cold Soup – Gazpacho does have a slight texture and taste, unlike any soup you’ve had.

 

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So for me, this Spanish Gazpacho – Cold Tomato Soup is a perfect summer meal along with few nicely toasted slices of bread slathered with butter or cream cheese dips.

It’s so easy to make as there’s absolutely no cooking involved and can be made in advance and stored up to 1-2 days.

As mentioned above, the ingredients are really simple and few.

And you can change any of them as per your choice of veggies and that’s the beauty of this soup.

It turns out delicious everytime you make it (even with slightly changed ingredients).

 

Easy Spanish Gazpacho - Cold Tomato Soup

I actually ended up making this Spanish Gazpacho – Cold Tomato Soup recipe twice on the same day!!

First, were to click pictures and then after devouring the first bowl, we wanted another too as it’s sooo crazy hot and this looks like the best thing EVER!

 

I ended up consuming most of this Easy Spanish Gazpacho – Cold Tomato Soup and had to cover up my guilt by making another batch almost immediately!

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Easy Spanish Gazpacho - Cold Tomato Soup

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

6 Fresh Vine Ripened Tomatoes

1 Clove Garlic

1 Small Shallot or Onion - optional

1 Slice Sourdough Bread - you can use any plain bread or just skip this ingredient

1 Tsp Sherry Vinegar - you may use plain or any other variety

4 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 Tsp Salt

1/2 Tsp Crushed Pepper

2 Cups of Water

For Decoration:

Few Croutons - optional

1 Tsp Shredded Cheese

Springs of Cilantro - thinly chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat 2 cups of water in a pot, when boiling add all the tomatoes.
  2. Let it boil for 2 minutes and then turn off the heat.
  3. Place the tomatoes on ice or under cold water (till they are cool to touch).
  4. Peel the skin on tomatoes, cut them into 4 slices and scoop outthe seeds.
  5. Add the cleaned sliced tomatoes in a blender along with garlic, shallot, vinegar and pulse to form a smooth consistency.
  6. Add bread, olive oil, salt, pepper and pulse till bread gets mixed and smooth.
  7. Strain the soup into a jar or large pan.
  8. Store in fridge for chilling further or transfer to serving glasses, decorate with croutons, cheese and cilantro.
  9. Serve Fresh or Chilled.

Nutrition

Calories

690 cal

Fat

57 g

Carbs

44 g

Protein

11 g
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A Picture from our memorable trip to Portugal:

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32 Replies to "Easy Spanish Gazpacho - Cold Tomato Soup"

  • Pie Rivera April 14, 2016 (7:34 pm)
    Comfort food! The perfect pair as we celebrate the Grilled Cheese month! :)
    • Molly Kumar April 15, 2016 (4:33 pm)
      Thanks Pie, I actually forgot it was Grilled Cheese Month, this would be perfect combination with it :)
  • Uma April 13, 2016 (4:23 pm)
    Looks yummy and sounds great! Love to try any vegetarian soup:)
  • Jill Campbell AKA Pragma Mamma April 13, 2016 (12:41 am)
    I have always wanted to try making this, but was afraid to. Your photos and instructions inspire me though! Defo going to try this in the hot Canadian summer. Thanks for sharing :)
    • Molly Kumar April 14, 2016 (12:08 pm)
      Aweee, thanks Jill - So glad the pictures inspired you to make it soon :)
  • Amanda April 12, 2016 (9:17 pm)
    Gazpacho is one of my favorite summer soups! So refreshing on the warmest of days. I can practically taste this!
    • Molly Kumar April 14, 2016 (12:09 pm)
      So true, they are absolutely gorgeous n refreshing - Thanks for visiting Amanda.
  • Deepika@EasyBabyMeals April 12, 2016 (8:02 pm)
    This is so good and comforting. Loved the recipe.
  • Trish April 12, 2016 (1:25 pm)
    Ooooh gazpacho is one of my Summertime staples! We've got about another 5 months until tomatoes are ripe enough. Making me wish it was Summer!
    • Molly Kumar April 14, 2016 (12:31 pm)
      We are loaded with Tomatoes right now and it's such a staple here ;) Thanks Trish
  • Razena | Tantalisemytastebuds.com April 11, 2016 (5:05 pm)
    I don't often eat tomato soups as I find them too acidic for my liking. This soup is so beautifully vibrant and smooth that I will give it a try regardless!
    • Molly Kumar April 14, 2016 (12:28 pm)
      Thanks Razena, it actually takes awesome :)
  • Jenn April 10, 2016 (10:10 pm)
    I love quick and easy recipes that don't require much cooking - I have a better chance at success that way ;-) This gazpacho looks delicious.
    • Molly Kumar April 14, 2016 (12:32 pm)
      Geeee, I've a friend who doesnt cook at all and this is her fav goto recipe ;)
  • Ahu @ Ahu Eats April 10, 2016 (12:56 am)
    Great recipe, I love gazpacho as well! I can't wait for tomato season - will be making a lot of this ::)
  • Mackenzie April 9, 2016 (4:36 pm)
    We're getting ready to move into a new house that doesn't have air conditioning - this recipe will by my best friend in the upcoming summer months! Thanks!
    • Molly Kumar April 14, 2016 (12:30 pm)
      I'll be glad whenever you guys make it - Happy Shifting to the New House :)
  • Renz April 8, 2016 (6:05 pm)
    Looks amazing Molly. Love the cheese addition.
  • Charla @ That Girl Cooks Healthy April 4, 2016 (9:33 pm)
    I haven't had any gazpacho in AGES...this looks so tempting, thanks for sharing and awesome pictures too.
    • Molly Kumar April 5, 2016 (4:18 pm)
      Thanks Charla, its such an easy yet delicious soup :)
  • Diana April 4, 2016 (9:29 pm)
    I love tomato soup, my Mum makes it all the time. I never thought of adding some cheese on top, bet it tastes even more amazing!
    • Molly Kumar April 5, 2016 (4:28 pm)
      Cheese makes everything taste amazing ;) Should give it a try - Thanks for visiting.
  • Kylee @ Kylee Cooks April 4, 2016 (7:54 pm)
    Another delicious looking dish from Molly! I love gazpacho, it's the perfect summer evening dinner. I can imagine myself sitting outside watching the sunset and eating this with the husband. YUM!
    • Molly Kumar April 5, 2016 (4:32 pm)
      Aweeee, Thanks a Ton Kylee & I'm glad you liked the recipe.
  • Ramona W April 4, 2016 (7:13 pm)
    Fresh and beautiful soup! I will enjoy a bowl when the weather warms up. PS... sorry if this is a duplicate comment... got a database error the first time I posted it.
    • Molly Kumar April 5, 2016 (4:37 pm)
      Thanks Ramona, I'm glad you liked it. I just received one comment :)
  • Jill April 4, 2016 (7:07 pm)
    This looks and sounds SO good!

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