Salmorejo: A Cold Soup for a Hot Spanish Summer

I love simple yet elegant recipes… and this one is a classic stunner. Thank you for sharing it, Julia!

Julia Eats

Salmorejo is a cold tomato soup from Cordoba in the Andalusia region of Spain. Similar to gazpacho, but with fewer ingredients and a thicker consistency, this soup is perfect for the hot summer days typical of southern Spain. It is also a great way to enjoy the bounty of ripe tomatoes that summer brings.

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Salmorejo has a long history in Spain, evolving over time from a simple white dish based on bread soaked in water and/or vinegar to eventually including tomatoes as a main ingredient. Tomatoes were introduced to Spain in the 15th century thanks to Christopher Columbus, but were slow to become popular. They were not included in salmorejo until the late 19th or early 20th century. It was originally a labor intensive dish where everything was hand-ground by mortar and pestle. Thank goodness for modern blenders!

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