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Total Time
5hrs
Prep 5 hrs
Cook 0 mins

Gazpacho is like chili, where everyone has a certain way of doing it and it will taste different every time. I got this recipe from my college Spanish book, and have been using it for years. Good for hot days or as a drinkable snack.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. To start, chop the cucumber and soak it with the stale baguette in the water.
  2. The water should saturate the bread well, but not drown it.
  3. Salt the water with up to a 1/2 tbsp of salt.
  4. Let soak.
  5. If your bread is too fresh, sit it out in the sun for a few hours to harden.
  6. Peel the skin off the tomatoes.
  7. Ripe tomatoes peel easier and have the best flavor.
  8. If your tomatoes are uncooperative, plunge them into hot water for a few seconds to loosen the skin.
  9. Pass the peeled tomatoes through a blender.
  10. Puree away.
  11. Pass the remaining soup ingredients through the blender, including the soaked baguette and cucumber.
  12. Blend your two blended batches together until well mixed.
  13. Taste and adjust salt, vinegar, if necessary.
  14. You may even want to add a few more peeled tomatoes if the soup tastes too bell peppery.
  15. Refrigerate for 4 hours before serving.
  16. Top with garnishes and enjoy!
  17. For Vegan option omit the eggs.