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Salmorejo (Spanish Chilled Tomato Soup

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Cool off with a delicious bowl of Salmorejo, Spain’s cold tomato soup. Similar to Gazpacho this soup is dairy-free but super creamy and totally refreshing summer comfort food.
This traditional Spanish chilled tomato soup is a refreshing and flavorful dish, perfect for a hot summer day. Topped with sliced boiled egg and ham, it makes for a delicious and satisfying meal. Skip the toppings for an equally delicious vegan meal. With only a handful of ingredients and a few simple steps, you can get this classic Andalusian recipe chilling in your refrigerator in just 10 minutes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine Mediterranean, Spanish
Servings 4 People

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ pounds ripe tomatoes cored and coarsely chopped
  • 5 ounces stale (or lightly toasted) bread crust discarded, inside torn or chopped into bite-size pieces
  • cup extra virgin olive oil plus more for drizzling
  • 1 garlic clove crushed and peeled
  • 1 tbsp tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • ¾ tsp fine sea salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper  plus more for serving
  • ⅓  cup 80ml cold water
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs chopped (optional)
  • ¼ pound jamón serrano or prosciutto  finely chopped (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Puree the soup: In a blender, add the tomatoes, bread, olive oil, garlic, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Blend on high speed until very smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. The soup should be thick and creamy, similar to the consistency of yogurt. Depending on how juicy the tomatoes are, add up to ⅓ cup of cold water to thin the soup.
  • Chill: Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.
  • Serve: Divide the soup among 4 serving bowls. Garnish with the hard-boiled eggs and ham if using. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with a grind of black pepper. Serve cold.

Notes

  • To make this soup into a sauce, don’t add water. Spoon onto grilled salmon or grilled chicken breast.
Keyword Salmorejo, Spanish Soup