As you know, the summer has arrived and I´m not sure about you, but in this season I love to eat cool food. So obviously this is my subject for the week, famous Spanish food during this time is Gazpacho or Salmorejo.
I prefer salmorejo because I don´t like peppers, the main difference between salmorejo and gazpacho is switching the peppers and cucumbers for the bread, because salmorejo needs bread to thicken it.
There are people that are fans of the classical gazpacho and wouldn´t like to change its recipe, but I like to try different combinations, some better some worse but here are some recipes of alternative gazpachos:
Watermelon gazpacho (a classic)
Picture by ElrincondeSonia
A perfect mixture between the acid of tomato and the sweetness of the watermelon.
The ingredients: 200 gr of watermelon without seeds, bread crumbs, ¼ onion, 1 small garlic clove, ½ cucumber, ½ red pepper, 8 tomatoes and vinegar, cumin, olive oil and salt to taste.
You only have to peel the watermelon, cut it into smaller pieces and then blend all of ingredients, if you want more thickness you can add more bread crumbs.
Advice: peel the tomatoes.
Picture by LacocinadeRebeca
One of my favorite gazpachos, the recipe is like the classical gazpacho but with peaches.
Ingredients: two peaches, 1 small garlic clove, 1 pepper, ¼ onion, 8 tomatoes and basil, vinegar, olive oil and salt to taste.
Ingredients: 200 gr pistachios, 1 small garlic clove, 1 pepper, ¼ onion, 8 tomatoes and basil, vinegar, olive oil and salt to taste.
Ingredients: two ripe avocados, ½ cucumber, 1 green pepper, bread crumbs and water, vinegar, olive oil and salt to taste.
You can also put chives for garnish.
I´m sure that you know more recipes for these types of soup or gazpachos, share them so we can have a bit of a cooler summer.