The salmorejo, known as one of the best Spanish tomato soups, is a typical starter from the Iberian Peninsula. During summer, in Spain is very common to have a cup of Salmorejo, especially in Andalusia where the Salmorejo is from. If you ever visit Spain, the Salmorejo soup is a starter you really need to try!
What is Salmorejo soup??
The salmorejo soup is a cold dish made of tomato. This Spanish specialty is always compared to the other famous Spanish tomato soup, the Gazpacho. The salmorejo is usually eaten as a starter, mainly during summer days, as it´s a cold dish that helps during the hot weather. It can also be found as a main dish, as it is very heavy.
Even we know the salmorejo is an easy Spanish dish, it´s important to not confuse the ingredients of the salmorejo with the gazpacho ones. The taste is totally different. This are all the ingredients you should do to make a perfect Spanish salmorejo:
- 8 Tomatoes
- 2 slices of bread or baguette
- 1 cup of olive oil (about 125 ml)
- Between 1 and 3 garlic cloves (depending on the size and how much you like the garlic flavor)
- A sprinkle of salt
Additional and optional salmorejo soup ingredients:
- A little bit of Sherry vinegar
- Small pieces of Serrano ham (It´s optional but highly recommended)
- 1 or 2 hardboiled eggs
Salmorejo cordobes recipe
The salmorejo, is one of the easiest Spanish starters and you don´t need much time to do it. Learn how to make it with this Spanish salmorejo recipe:
- Wash and peal the 8 tomatoes
- Put them all together and shake
- Add the slices of bread and keep shaking for about 3-5 minutes more
- Add the garlic and salt (In case you are using vinegar and hard-boiled eggs add them too)
- While shaking pour the olive oil
- Your salmorejo is ready, now you can add the small pieces of serrano ham
- ENJOY IT!
Salmorejo soup vs Gazpacho
Gazpacho or salmorejo? The eternal question! Some say the taste between these tomato Spanish soups is similar, others love salmorejo and they can´t even smell the gazpacho, and the same happens the other way around. The truth is that they´re totally different, both are delicious, but still different. Here are some of the differences between salmorejo and gazpacho:
- Salmorejo is served in a bowl, while gazpacho is normally placed in a tall glass like a soda.
- Gazpacho has way more vegetables than salmorejo, like cucumber or pepper, while the salmorejo only has tomatoes.
- To make salmorejo, hardboiled eggs are sometimes needed and at the end, it´s normal to add pieces of ham. In the gazpacho you can sometimes find the ham, but you´ll never see hard-boiled eggs.
These are the main differences between these Spanish dishes, now it´s your turn to try them and decide which one you prefer.
The salmorejo is a dish known for many people as a typical starter or even just as a companion of other dishes, but what many don´t know is that salmorejo can be used as a sauce to.
In many restaurants of Spain, it is very common to see montaditos and small bocadillos made of Iberian ham and with a little bit of Salmorejo sauce extended through the bread. The most famous meal with the sauce is the famous Rabit in Salmorejo sauce.