What You Need to Know About It
Salmorejo is often confused with Gazpacho but they are worlds apart. Gazpacho is a soup with vegetables, however Salmorejo is a purée with bread. It is comparable to a cream of broccoli soup but there is no cream.
This purée is best served cold. It is great for summer as it is refreshing.
What We Love About It
- Simple Ingredients
- Easy to Make
- Loved By Everyone
- Gluten-Free Option (with Gluten-Free Bread)
- Goes Well with Everything (Pizza, Veggies, Versatile Dipping Sauce, and Toppings)
- Works Well as a Standalone Meal with Simple Toppings Added
The key to the Salmorejo is the Sherry vinegar and Olive Oil. This is the critical.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Amounts for 1 Blender (4 cups)
4 tomatoes (Beefsteak, the juicer the better)
1 teaspoon of Sea Salt
2 tablespoons of 1881 Sherry vinegar
¼ cup of 1881 extra virgin olive oil
½ of a large baguette or breadsticks
- Blend the 4 large tomatoes. Pour it through a strainer and keep the liquid portion to use to eliminate the chunks.
- Add the tomato liquid to the blender, along with the salt, Sherry vinegar and the bread.
- As it begins to blend, slowly start putting in the pieces of the bread to start the blending process.
- Once you see that the substance is liquified and puréed, slowly add the olive oil while it is blending.
- Stop blending once you’ve reached the orange-colour of Salmorejo.
- Add more ingredients to taste and preferences. To make the puree thicker, add a little more bread, and more salt if you prefer a saltier taste.
- Chill in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
The dish looks best served in a white dish or our hand-painted Antonio Artiz serving bowls.
With Hard-Boiled Egg: To garnish, you can place a diced hard-boiled egg in the middle of the puree in a serving bowl.
Have the egg in a separate bowl. Or chunks of Serrano Ham.
With Serrano Ham: Slice up little pieces of the San Gabriel Serrano Ham.
With Toasted Baguette: Serve with a toasted baguette to dip it, you can eat it as a soup and it goes great with everything on the dinner table.
Other Tasty Pairings: Palicimo Bread sticks, baguette, vegetables, fish and meat.