If you’re hungry for a Spanish summer vacation, but a holiday is not in the oven, there are still ways to enjoy the Spanish lifestyle with some time off at home. Sleeping in, eating relaxed three-course meals, taking siestas, and staying up late characterize the Mediterranean routine. With some minor adjustments to your day-to-day, you too can be living this dream. By changing up your menu and your eating schedule a bit, you can change the feel of your break from the office altogether… without even leaving the house.
If you’ve ever been to Spain, you understand how quintessential gazpacho is in the Spanish diet. Served cold and full of summer vegetables, it is the light, fresh, quick, and easy first course option at nearly every meal. Want to create an authentic gazpacho soup at home? Here’s a delicious gazpacho soup recipe for you to try out in your own kitchen. Enjoy!
Gazpacho Soup Recipe*
2 lbs Ripe Tomatoes
1 Garlic Clove
1/2 White Onion
1 Green Pepper
1/4 tsp Ground Cumin
3 Tbs Red Wine Vinegar
1/2 tbs salt
3/4 Cup Olive Oil
1 Piece French Bread
Rinse, peel, and slice your vegetables into large chunks. Soak the bread in water for a minute, then squeeze out the excess. In a blender, add tomatoes, garlic, onion, pepper, cucumber, and bread. Add remaining ingredients and turn blender to highest speed. Chill in the fridge before serving.
*Recipe adapted from “Real Spanish Gazpacho from Spain” by MumofJuan on Food.com
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