Imagine a slightly chunky V-8, savored with a spoon. Today gives us one more reason to eat all our vegetables. Celebrated annually on December 6, today is Gazpacho Day. This chilled soup is most popular in its tomato variation, but several recipes await your sampling.
Gazpacho is a culinary icon of Spain and was likely concocted as a frugal means to utilize an abundance of tomatoes and old bread. However, many generations of recipes, that include Grandma’s secret ingredients, have elevated its unique flavor and texture.
Conjuring a gazpacho couldn’t be easier. The key to success is using a food processor rather than a blender. The end result should contain lots of chunky vegetables. And if you’re a firm believer in stepping outside the box, throw a few cooked shrimp or chunks of crab meat into the processor too.
It may seem odd to celebrate Gazpacho Day in December. One might surmise that the ease of preparation allows more time for shopping, decorating, baking, and addressing those Christmas cards.