Le Gaspacho: Origine et histoire - Cuisine d'Espagne

Gazpacho: Origin and history

May 06, 2023

Gazpacho or gazpacho is a cold soup of Spanish origin, which is traditionally prepared with fresh vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, onions and garlic, as well as bread, oil olive and vinegar. It is a very popular dish of Spanish cuisine, is one of the easiest recipes to make. Its pronunciation varies depending on the region of Spain, especially if you are in Seville or Jaen. Also known as tomato soup, it is a dish that every Spaniard knows but whose recipe may vary slightly.


Gazpacho or gazpacho as we said previously, is composed mainly of vegetables. Tomato is the main ingredient, but also pepper and olive oil. Variations exist, and it can be accompanied by basil, thyme, coriander, parsley or herbs, zucchini, chives, onion, cucumbers and pepper to give a unique flavor to this fresh cold soup.

What is the origin of Gazpacho?

The exact origin of gazpacho or gazpacho is not known with certainty, but it is generally accepted that this cold soup originated in Andalusia in southern Spain. It was probably created by the farmers of the region, who were looking to use dry bread from the day before. This was wetted with water and they added tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and pepper.
However, it already existed long before, during Al-Andalus, " gazpáčo", but it was prepared only with water, garlic, vinegar and pepper, according to found translations of texts from the 16th century.
The earliest recipes for gazpacho date back to the 16th century, but the traditional version of the soup as it is known today likely evolved over the centuries, with the addition of ingredients such as bread and olive oil. olive, which have become more common in the cuisine of Andalusia over the last century.
Today, gazpacho is a very popular dish in Spain, as well as many other countries, where it is often considered a refreshing and light soup, ideal for hot summer days.
If you want to prepare a gazpacho or Andalusian gazpacho like a real chef, you can visit our recipe on our site, where we explain step by step the ingredients to add and all the steps: Gazpacho Andaluz – Cuisine of Spain - The last bellota (cuisinedespagne.fr)

However, there are a multitude of new versions of gazpacho. some more curious than others.
But if you prefer to buy it already made and organic from a cooperative, you can buy it on our site in France. This one is ORGANIC, and consists of the following ingredients: Tomato, water, etra virgin olive oil, red pepper, cucumber, pepper, salt, vinegar and garlic cloves. To eat it, serve it very cold in a bowl and add onion, ham and cucumber, fried bread or croutons. Premium gazpacho (mild) ORGANIC 750ML – Cuisine of Spain - The last bellota (cuisinedespagne.fr) .

What accompaniment for gazpacho in Spain?

To enjoy the traditional Andalusian gazpacho (gazpacho) recipe, it is very important to consume the preparation of the product very cold, at least 120 minutes in the refrigerator. You can add tomatoes, onion, peppers, cucumbers or other finely chopped vegetables for those who want to add more condiments. Don't forget to add bread, if possible fried bread croutons. If possible, use quality, organic ingredients and products for cold recipes, as the taste will be more pronounced. Gazpacho as a cold soup is ideal for summer, but can be eaten all year round. It can be accompanied with other vegetables and Andalusian ham if possible. For the second course, red meat with grilled peppers to stay with the theme.

Organic products

And for the wine? The best wine to accompany a good Spanish gazpacho is those that come from Spain. Even if French wines are of good quality, we recommend using a red wine from Spain so as not to lose the essence of this dish.

It's up to you to become a Spanish gazpacho chef in France!

Why choose our Gazpacho?

Gazpacho de hort del silenci is a mild gazpacho, made with 100% ORGANIC ingredients. This preparation allows you to add a few more ingredients to make it to your taste and therefore it can be adapted to all people. For the list of products to add, add pieces of vegetables (tomatoes, pepper, bread, garlic cloves, cucumber) as in the recipe and a little olive oil. Also even if it's not the traditional version, add ham on top like in salmorejo. Serve the product very cold, and become a real Spanish chef!

ORGANIC sweet gazpacho 750ML

€5,00 €6,67 / l
€5,00 €6,67 / l

Ingredients : Natural tomato*, red peppers*, green peppers*, cucumbers*, extra virgin olive oil*, vinegar*, water, salt and garlic*. * Ingredients from organic farming.

Designed to be a first course, a cold soup to be consumed with a spoon, as the tomato content is 62%. Made with vegetables from our best harvests and according to ancient recipes.

Nutritional information per 100 ml:
Energy value: 60.01 kcal
Carbohydrates: 3.3 g (including 3.1 g of sugar)
Fat: 4.5 g (including 0.6 g saturated fatty acids)
Dietary fiber: 0 g
Protein: 1.3 g
Salt: 2 g

Salt is calculated from the sodium contained in the food itself. Does not contain added salt.
Allergen information: Does not contain allergens.
Sterilization: at 120ºC for 30 minutes.
It is advisable to shake the product before opening it. After opening, store in the refrigerator and consume within 5 days.

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  • Je savais pas que c’était si simple!


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