Summer Andalusian treats
This is what I have been living on since the hot summer days started : the traditional Andalusian gazpacho : a chilled tomato-based soup, with green and red pepper, onion and cucumber. So refreshing at any time of day. I don't remember having had gazpacho before settling in Spain. It's so easy and quick to prepare, I think you would like to try it.....
You need 450 g (or 6-8) ripe plum tomatoes
1 green pepper, seeded and roughly chopped
1 red pepper, seeded and roughly chopped
1/1 cucumber, roughly chopped
1 onion roughly chopped
Red wine vinegar (15 ml / 1 tbsp)
Olive oil (15 ml / 1 tbsp)
Salt, black pepper
Ice cubes (3-4)
Mix and process all the ingredients in a food processor until you get a homogeneous mixture.
Pour the gazpacho into a bowl. Add the ice cubes to chill the soup quicker
and place in the fridge to cool.
When you serve it, you can sprinkle finely chopped green pepper and cucumber to decorate.
Once made you can keep the gazpacho for a couple of days in the fridge.