Cucumber: gazpacho’s secret weapon?

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Gazpacho and its ingredients / Toya Legido – ICEX

You really can’t blame anyone for immediately thinking of tomatoes when somebody mentions one of Spain’s most beloved cold soups, gazpacho

However, there’s another delicious Spanish vegetable that has its part to play in this refreshing and insanely popular soup: cucumber!

It’s no secret that classic gazpacho is typically made with ripe tomatoes, cucumber, pepper, bread, extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, water, salt and garlic.

Cucumber adds an undeniably refreshing flavor and aroma to this classic summer soup. See for yourself with this easy recipe for traditional Spanish gazpacho.

Or, read more about the origins of this recipe and other Spanish cold soups in these two articles on Foods and Wines from SpainThe Gazpacho Tour and Spanish Cold Soups, Beloved Family Recipes.

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