Introduction: Cooking Without Fire: Gaspacho Soup

Originally from Andalucia (Spain), is a soup that is very easy to make, tasty and healthy. Not being cooked over a fire, the nutritional qualities of the ingredients are not lost at all.

I adapted the original recipe (only small changes) and I did it many times. It can be consumed at any time, but especially when it is hot outside, because it has a cooling effect.

The actual cooking time is short (less than 15 minutes) so it can be done by those who do not have much time.


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Step 1: Let's Talk About Ingredients

Necessary ingredients:

  • 1 Kg. well-ripened, soft, juicy tomatoes
  • 3 fresh cucumbers, medium in size, with peel, cut stalks

  • 1/2 bell pepper

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • Salt, pepper to taste

  • 2 slices of white bread, with the crust, one day old

  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

  • Olive oil (50 ml.)
  • 1/2 cup water(good quality water, without chlorine or other additives)

  • Optional, but recommended: chopped green parsley to sprinkle on the soup at the end. Not shown in the photo.

Step 2: We Cut the Vegetables and Put Everything in the The Food Processor.

Peel the garlic, cut the cucumber tails and wash all the vegetables.

Cut all the vegetables into cubes and add them to the food processor (kitchen robot).

Also here are added salt, pepper, water, vinegar, olive oil, and the two slices of bread, cut into smaller pieces.

All ingredients are now in the food processor (kitchen robot).Except for parsley.

Step 3: Mix Everything

Put the lid on the food processor and start at high speed. Mix for 1 ... 2min.

A fairly fine paste will result.

In the absence of a food processor, an ordinary blender and a pot can be used. The result will be the same but with a little more work.

Step 4: Put Everything in a Pot and Refrigerate

The result of our work will be turned over in a small pot and after we cover it we put it in the fridge for 4 ... 5 hours.

Thus, the flavors will mix and we will get the final taste.

Step 5: It Is Served

For the given quantities, 4 servings of food are obtained.

It is recommended to sprinkle chopped green parsley on top, for each portion.

It can be served with croutons or small pieces of toast (see photo).

And that's it!