a Spanish-style soup made from tomatoes and other vegetables and spices, served cold.
(thank you Google)
Cold soup? At first, I wasn’t quite sure how I felt about that. I mean, come on, soup is supposed to be warm! But, I tried it, and yes…I liked it. (The Spaniards really know what they’re doing!)
Gazpacho is a blender recipe, so I got to use the WonderMix blender again. This recipe doesn’t tell you to chop the tomatoes, so I just threw them in whole. I quickly realized that wasn’t going to work. [This blender is really good at “blending” but it’s definitely not made to take the place of a food processor.] However, I fixed my problem simply by taking the tomatoes out of the blender, chopping them up, and throwing them back in. The other vegetables were already chopped, so adding them to the tomato mixture was no problem. Overall, the blender did a great job in making this cold (but delicious) Spanish soup!
- 2 – 2 ½ lb. tomatoes
- 1 cucumber (chopped)
- 1 green or Anaheim pepper (chopped)
- ¼ - ⅓ onion
- 1-2 teeth of garlic
- ½ loaf french bread soaked in 4 c. water
- ¼ c. olive oil
- ¼ c. vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
- Blend everything together in blender. Serve chilled.