Gazza - WHA?

I remember the first time I had Gazpacho, sitting beside a cliff on the coast of Mallorca, an island which is dear to my heart.  Sitting there with two of my dearest friends, after a day on the sand, we ordered Gazpacho at the firm but gentle recommendation of the waiter.  
I couldn't believe it, it was probably the most perfect soup I'd ever had.

Freezing cold soup - a winner all round... who'd a thunk it?

I've never used a recipe, just followed my heart, and so you must too.  Here is a basic list of what goes in my gazpacho, but do vary quantities, add what you like. Its so easy, nothing cooked so incredibly healthy and wows the diners! Everyone oooo's at a gazpacho!

6 large plum tomatoes, skinned (a minute in boiled water will do the trick!)
1 lge cucumber
1 green pepper
1 clove garlic
half a mild green chili
glass of cold water
salt and pepper
ice chips
croutons to serve

Blend all the vegetables together until smooth, season to taste, add the ice chips and stir. Pour into bowls and top with croutons.

Best eaten while listening to Julio Igleasias... or is that just me?


Emily said...

I adore soup. There is something about it that just says comfort. I love how you can eat if hot or cool and gramacho is definitely the best cold soup. My mum doesnt follow a recipe either but she often makes it with our leftover spaghetti sauce(which is very thick and vegetabley)

Emma said...

Oooh, I have to try this. I have so many tomatoes right now--I cannot keep up! I've made bbq sauce for ribs, pasta sauce, salsa, salads galore--with mozarella and basil, with chickpeas and soy sauce--bruschetta, more pasta sauce. I would love to can them but I'm kind of scared. Time for a Bloody Mary.

Lisa Conmara said...

MMMmmmmm bloody marys rock - great for a hangover(once you've nothing to do all day!) - I like mine with a kick - jamie oliver has a great recipe I must root it out.

Emily, that spaghetti sauce gazpacho sounds interesting! Is it italian flavourey? I'd like to try that!

Emily said...

Yes it dose taste italiany. My mum just throws together a chunky tomato sauce with tomatoes, carrots, courgette, onion, mushrooms, whatever strikes her fancy and then adds herbs. We them ladle it over pasta for supper. Whatever is leftover we pure either with the immersion blender or in a normal blender and chill for supper the next night.