As the summer months heat up, there’s nothing better than indulging in a refreshing beverage, but what about a refreshing entrée? If you’ve found yourself asking this question, then this chilled soup recipe may be perfect for you.
Gazpacho is a chilled vegetable soup that originated in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. It is said that this dish may have originated during the Middle Ages when Spain was part of the Islamic world. Back then, the soup was called ajo blanco and contained bread, almonds, garlic, vinegar, and olive oil. As the recipe evolved, it began to contain more chopped vegetables and less bread. In 1963, this soup made its way into an influential American cookbook, stating, “Gazpacho, the soup-salad of Spain, has become an American food fashion.”