Gazpacho

gazpacho

 Gazpacho 

Region:
Andalusia
Season:
Summer
Great Choice For:
Vegans
Vegetarians
Pescatarians
Semi-Vegetarians
Eat It For:
Lunch
Dinner

One of the most famous dishes to come out of Spain, true Spanish gazpacho recipes vary greatly, but the traditional base of stale bread, garlic, vinegar and olive oil is always the same. Only the best produce goes into a quality gazpacho, and if the vegetables aren’t ripe, fresh or in season, they wont be put on your plate (or in your bowl as the case may be). Usually enjoyed in the heat, gazpacho typically includes sun ripened tomato, crisp cucumber, onion and juicy peppers. The pureed soup is chilled and extra chopped veggies are served separately so you can add some crunch to each bite you take.

Where to find gazpacho

Madrid: When Madrid gets hot, the Madrileños head to Taberna Cazorla, known for their chilled soups and other Andalusian specialties.

Barcelona: Tapas 24, a casual outpost by chef Carlos Abellan of the famed El Bulli, serves traditional tapas with an inventive twist.

Sevilla: A classic tapas bar and restaurant in Sevilla, El Rinconcillo is a favorite among locals and tourists alike.