GAZPACHO by MIENCUISINE

This is for you Mama.

My first reaction when I tried gazpacho for the first time was, in retrospective embarrassing, „why is  this soup cold?“. I know. Embarrassing. The German in me in used to certain rules when it comes to food and that was soup=hot. In 2012 or something I went to Spain with my family and on the buffet was always placed a huge bowl with cold gazpacho. The heat made me try this dish and soon I became addicted to it. My mum and I had everyday gazpacho and loved it so much.

Now, in Vienna we faced degrees like 39 degrees, which is like 102.2 fahrenheit. Yup. My boyfriend and I couldn’t think of warm pasta or warm food in general and started talking about gazpacho all the time. So we figured it out and here is the dish!

Have a refreshing dish to this hot summer!

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What do you need?

  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 onion
  • 1-2 garlic leaves
  • 1/2 lemon
  • A bunch of really ripe tomatoes
  • 1 bottle of tomato juice
  • Salt & fresh pepper
  • Some Worcester sauce (If you are vegetarian or vegan substitute the sauce!)
  • Some Tabasco/Sriracha sauce/SambalOelek (something spicy!)
    • A blender!

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What do you do?

Basically: Cut the vegetable into small pieces (you can remove the inside of the cucumber and zucchini if you like peel the skin, but I always let the skin on #wastenotwantnot) and blend all together. No magic. If you want you can leave some pieces of every vegetable separately for decoration. Adjust so much tomato juice that the consistency is like a soup. Salt, pepper, lemon juice and Sriracha sauce (or tabasco/Sambal Oelek) and Worcester sauce give the taste, so apply as much as you like (I am a salt-fan so my food is always a little „saltier“ than e.g. the food of my mum). Make sure you serve the soup cold and maybe hand some bread (I love it with garlic bread!) to it.

Enjoy!

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XX Miencuisine

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DO YOU PREFER A HOT SOUP INSTEAD? No Prob!

Check out the following hot soup dishes of my blog:

GINGER CARROT SOUP WITH TUNA

GLORIOUS GARLIC SOUP

LEEK SOUP WITH CRISPY BACON

TOMATO SOUP

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