Hello, this is Kathey Raskin of Kathey Jo’s Kitchen in Las Vegas, and for today’s post I’d like to talk about gazpacho. This is the perfect dish for hot weather, and let me tell you it is hot here in Las Vegas in the summer. This popular cold soup originates from the Andalusian area, but it has many different influences from such diverse cultures as Greek, Roman, Arab, and the Moors. Today the dish has evolved, and many different soups with vegetable and fruit bases and comparable spices are also known as gazpacho.
Simple and Delicious
The secret to making gazpacho that is perfect for your family is to create a recipe that caters to your unique tastes, and this versatile recipe lends itself to experimenting. This soup typically involved pureed tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, garlic, and peppers. NYT Cooking recommends you use Anaheim chiles, sherry vinegar, and extra-virgin olive oil, and Bon Appétit magazine suggests that you use only tomatoes that are in-season and you eat the soup immediately. However you choose to eat this dish or to serve it, it’s sure to be a hit on a sweltering day.
The next time you are looking for a dish that is fresh, simple, and sure to please, give this timeless classic a try. Don’t forget to check back with me, Kathey Raskin, again next time you are looking for inspiration. Bon apṕetit!