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Video:How to Make Gazpacho

with Jenna Blackwell

For a refreshing meal on a warm day, nothing satisfies like a cool bowl of Gazpacho. Find out how to make this tasty Spanish dish.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Gazpacho

Hi I am Jenna Blackwell with About.com Food and today I making a refreshing dish from Spain, Gazpacho.

I just love soup, it is so satisfying, and if it is hot outside, I make Gazpacho, a cold, healthy and tasty, Spanish, tomato-based, raw vegetable soup.

Background of Gazpacho

Gazpacho has ancient roots, originating in Spain, and parts of Latin America. Gazpacho is mostly consumed during the summer months, due to its refreshing qualities.

The recipe I am going to make today is a version of this classic cold tomato soup from Spain.

The Ingredients You Will Need Are:

  • 6 ripe tomatoes, peeled
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 cucumber, partially peeled and seeded
  • 1 sweet red bell pepper, seeded
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp fresh chives chopped finely
  • 2 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 Tbsp course Salt
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper
  • 4 cups tomato juice
  • 6 or more drops of Tabasco sauce to taste (optional)
  • A food processor or blender

Chop Ingredients for Gazpacho

To make the gazpacho, roughly chop the tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, sweet red pepper, and celery, into one inch cubes. Put each vegetable separately into a food processor or blender fitted with a steel blade and pulse until it is coarsely chopped. Do not over process!

Add Spices to Gazpacho

After each vegetable is processed, combine them together in a large, non-metal bowl. Now, add the garlic, parsley, chives, tomato juice, vinegar, olive oil, lemon, sugar, tomato juice, salt, and pepper. Mix well and chill before serving. The longer gazpacho sits, the more the flavors develop.

Gazpacho soup was invented for the summer, so refreshing and cold on a hot summer day or anytime. Thanks for watching, and to learn more, visit us on About.com
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