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National Gazpacho Day
Wednesday, December 06, 2023, 8:00 AM CDT
Category: Nutrition & Dietetics Related Events


National Gazpacho Day, on December 6th, recognizes a flavorful soup that cooks serve cold. This typically tomato-based vegetable soup originated in the southern Spanish region of Andalucia. Gazpacho is widely consumed in Spanish cuisine, usually during the summer months.


The original Spanish recipe includes stale bread, water, vinegar, oil and salt. Other ingredients include olive oil, wine, vinegar, water, and salt.

Following is the typical method of preparing gazpacho:
  • Washing vegetables
  • Peeling tomatoes, garlic, and onions.
  • Chop all vegetables (traditionally pounded with mortar) and process in a food processor.
  • Add the soaked bread.
  • Blend part of the processed contents until liquid, depending on desired consistency.
  • Blend in chilled water, olive oil, vinegar, and salt to taste.
  • Add remaining processed ingredients.
  • Garnish as desired.