Gazpacho (A Spanish Cold Soup with Vegetables)

  • 09/06/2006
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 6
  • 60 min

The name of flavourful cold refreshing soup means “soaked bread”, although it abounds in vegetables. In Malaga it is prepared with veal bouillon, in Cordova it is made thick by cooking with cream and flour and in Andalusia boiled eggs will be added to it.

Ingredients

  • 800 g tomatoes
  • 2 big green paprikas
  • 1 smaller cucumber
  • 100 g onions
  • 100 g white bread one day old
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 2-4 tablespoons of wine vinegar
  • salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 800 ml water
  • 1 tablespoon Vegeta
  • For garnishing:
  • 1 green paprika
  • 1 onion
  • 1 bigger tomato
  • 100-150 g white bread

Preparation

  1. 1.
    Boil over Vegeta in 800 ml water and cool down. Chop a bread in pieces and soak it in a little amount of soup.
  2. 2.
    Dice cleaned paprika, cucumber, onion and tomato. Add soaked bread, garlic, olive oil, wine vinegar and cooled down Vegeta soup. All whisk well to homogenously blend.
  3. 3.
    So prepared “gazpacho” put in appropriate container, season with freshly ground pepper and add salt to your liking.
  4. 4.
    Cover and leave in the refrigerator for about 3 hours to be well cooled down.
  5. 5.
    To garnish “gazpacho” prepare before serving following ingredients: minced tomato, onion and paprika. Cut bread into small cubes and shortly roast in the little butter.

Serving

Sliced vegetables and bread arrange separately in small bowls arranged arround the bowl with cooled down “gazpacho”

Advice

You may serve it in coctail glasses, with vegetables stabbed on sticks and placed on the top of the glass

Little secret

Its accentuated freshness of taste this soup gets not only by cooling down but even by using carefully chosen fresh vegetables.

Energy and nutritive values

Energy and nutritive values are calculated for one serving (i.e. for 1 person). If it is a dessert, energy and nutritive values have been calculated for 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 234 / 978 - -
Fat g 14,14 - -
Carbohydrates g 25,04 - -
Dietary fibre g 3,86 - -
Protein g 4,58 - -
Salt g 0,43 0 0
Vitamin A μg 1.172,25 29 23
Vitamin D μg 3,63 2 2
Vitamin E mg 3,71 17 17
Vitamin C mg 79,91 107 89
Potassium mg 483,36 13 13
Calcium mg 49,79 5 5
Phosphorous mg 92,86 12 12

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)