Gazpacho Andaluz: chilled Tomato, Watermelon and Vegetable Soup
“Del gazpacho nu bay empacho”
“You do not get an upset stomach from gazpacho”
~ Spanish Proverb
The name Gazpacho originated from Latin, ‘caspa’ meaning ‘leftovers’. Gazpacho originated as an Arab soup made from old bread, water, olive oil and garlic. Shepherds enjoyed the early version but it was substantially enhanced by farmers working hard in the hot sun and were refreshed with the cold soup that not only quenched hunger and thirst but provided much needed vitamins and salt. After the discovery of the New World, tomatoes found their way into this classic chilled soup. At Figue, we have added a granite of Piquillo Peppers and pureed watermelon to further soothe the soul.
Come to Figue to enjoy the perfect antidote to Summer’s heat