Gazpacho Recipes

During its long, arid summers, AndalucĂ­a cools itself down with chilled gazpacho, a hearty and pungent soup that has gained fame throughout the world for its amazing thirst-quenching quality.

Often described as a liquid salad, gazpacho descends from ancient Roman concoction based on a combination of stale bread, garlic, olive oil, salt, and vinegar. As Romans labored to build roads and aqueducts across Spain in the scorching heat, this creamy soup replenished them with the necessary salt and vitamins lost through physical exertion.

Later, shepherds and farmers added vegetables to make it more hearty and satisfying. Because tomatoes and bell peppers were not indigenous to Spain, these ingredients were not added to the soup until after Spain's discovery of the New World. Since that time, gazpacho has remained relatively unchanged - an unpretentious soup designed to quench the thirst evoked by the unrelenting Spanish sun.

Our Gazpacho Recipe Selection

Traditional gazpacho

This is the most traditional and basic gazpacho recipe. If you've never tried gazpacho before, you should start by this one to appreciate the subtle differences amongst the different recipes we offer. Read more

Green Gazpacho

Originated in the province of Huelva, this recipe will give you the real green touch! Read more

Ajo Blanco

A white version of gazpacho, is believed to have originated with the Moors. If a silkier texture is desired, try soaking the blanched almonds in milk before processing. This will enhance the soup's delicate creaminess. Read more

Oriental gazpacho

This dish demonstrates how each chef can put his own unique stamp on a gazpacho recipe. This particular gazpacho has distinctively Eastern undercurrents, as evidenced by the use of soy sauce, lo mein noodles, and rice vinegar. Not surprisingly, this blending of cultures yields delicious results! Read more


Similar to a traditional tomato gazpacho but richer and smoother, this delightful cold soup is typical of the Cordoba table. In Cordoba, they use dried country-style bread; plain rolls will also work Read more

  • Set of 4 Hand-painted Bowls - 6 Inch Diameter

    Set of 4 Hand-painted Bowls - 6 Inch Diameter

    These versatile bowls are a standard item in our family cupboard. We use them every day for a variety of things. Their 6-inch diameter size makes them perfect to use for gazpacho, cereal, hot soup, salad, or even a half a grapefruit - the applications are many.

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