Andalusian Gazpacho: A Perfect Summer Soup from Spain

a refreshing and vibrant cold soup from spain that's quick and Easy

Gazpacho is essentially a cold salad you can drink, and perhaps that might not sound too appetizing to you, but if you've never had gazpacho before - let us inform you that you just might be surprised at how tasty and refreshing this dish is.

Image of Gazpacho topped with croutons

What is Gazpacho?

Gazpacho is a cold soup that originated in Andalusia (a region in the south of Spain). It typically contains fresh ingredients like tomatoes, peppers, garlic, onion, and olive oil. It can be creamy or chunky.

One of the great things about gazpacho is its simplicity and freshness. It's typically served chilled, straight from the refrigerator, making it a perfect dish for picnics, barbecues, or any summer gathering.

Gazpacho is very versatile, and there are many variations. Some versions may include additional ingredients like avocado or watermelon. It can be served chunky or smooth, depending on personal preference.

Gazpacho VS Salmorejo

Commonly confused, both are delicious, however salmorejo is a cold soup from Cordoba that includes bread in the recipe, giving this soup a fuller creamier body. Feel free to add bread to this recipe if you'd like, there are no rules when it comes to enjoying a meal.

image of tomatoes, bell peppers, onion and garlic

Gazpacho Ingredients:

  • tomatoes
  • bell pepper
  • cucumber
  • onion
  • garlic
  • vinegar
  • olive oil
  • hot sauce
  • vegetable broth

Optional Gazpacho Toppings:

  • croutons
  • diced tomato and cucumber
Image of gazpacho

Do People Drink or Eat Gazpacho?

You can enjoy gazpacho either way. Some serve it in a soup bowl with toppings such as croutons, some serve it in a glass to drink out of.

How to make it creamy

Don't enjoy a crunchy soup? Simply pour the soup through a strainer to remove any larger bits.

Can you freeze Gazpacho?

Yes! Gazpacho is great for meal prepping! Just pour the mixture into ice cube trays or an airtight container and store in the freezer for 3 to 6 months. To thaw, just place in the fridge the night before.


A refreshing and vibrant cold soup from Spain that's quick and easy
Prep Time10 minutes
Refrigerate1 hour
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine: spanish
Keyword: Soup, Spanish food
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 Blender


  • 1 lb tomatoes
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ onion
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp tabasco


  • Peel the cucumber, remove the seeds, and coarsely chop.
    Coarsely chop bell pepper, onion and tomatoes.
  • In a blender, combine all the ingredients and blend.
  • Cover and refrigerate until cold.
besitos, J & R

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