Recipe courtesy of Janet Mendel

Gazpacho Andaluz

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This is Andalusia's signature dish.
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Condiments and garnishes:

Directions

  1. Put the bread in a bowl and add water to cover. Let soak for 5 minutes until softened. Squeeze out the water and place the bread in a blender container (or, if using a hand-held blender, into a mixing bowl) with the garlic. Blend until the bread and garlic are smooth.
  2. To seed the tomatoes: cut out the stem and core, then cut the tomatoes in half crosswise. Either spoon out the seeds or else squeeze the tomatoes through a sieve placed over a bowl. The seeds will squeeze out; the juice will collect in the bowl. It is then ready to be added to the gazpacho as pulp.
  3. Add the tomato pulp to the bread and garlic, and puree. Add the cumin and salt and, with the motor running, add the olive oil in a slow stream. As the oil is incorporated, the gazpacho will turn from red tomato-juice to a paler, peacher color. Blend in the vinegar. Thin the gazpacho with water to the desired consistency.
  4. Place the blended contents in a tureen, bowl or pitcher. Chill until serving time.
  5. Place each of the garnishes in separate small bowls or on a divided relish dish and pass them around the table when the gazpacho is served. Each person can add their desired spoonfuls on to their gazpacho.
  6. This gazpacho can also be served, thinned with additional water, in tall glasses for sipping, without the garnishes.

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