Gazpacho Andaluz

Spanish Cuisine

Pairs Well With: Merlot (Red)


8 cups cold water 8 large tomatoes 7 peeled, seeded and chopped 1/4 cup minced onion 1 clove garlic, minced 1 cucumber, peeled and finely chopped 1 green bell pepper, minced 1 (1 pound) loaf stale French bread, cut into 1 inch cubes 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup wine vinegar 1/8 tablespoon salt


Combine water, tomatoes, bread, and oil in a large stock pot. Set aside. In a food processor or blender, blend onion, garlic, cucumber, and green pepper to a paste. Stir into the stock pot. Using a hand mixer, blend until ingredients have a watery, pinkish consistency. Alternatively, process in a blender or food processor until smooth. Add vinegar, and season with salt.