Salmorejo

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Salmorejo is a classic soup made primarily with tomatoes and bread. It’s best with a splash of sherry vinegar, but Andalusian tomatoes pack a good hit of acidity, so they often omit it in Spain. It’s also frequently made with pan de telera, a type of hard roll, which thickens the soup, but anything from a ciabatta to a rustic white loaf is good here. Slideshow: More Cold Soup Recipes 

Salmorejo
Salmorejois a classic soup made primarily with tomatoes and bread. It’s best with a splash of sherry vinegar, but Andalusian tomatoes pack a good hit of acidity, so they often omit it in Spain. It’s also frequently made with pan de telera, a type of hard roll, which thickens the soup, but anything from a ciabatta to a rustic white loaf is good here. Photo: Abby Hocking / Food & Wine
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Yield:
4

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds vine-ripened tomatoes, cored and chopped

  • 1/2 pound rustic white bread, crust removed, bread cubed (2 1/2 cups)

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving

  • Kosher salt

  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped

  • 1/2 cup chopped serrano ham

Directions

  1. In a blender, puree the chopped tomatoes with the bread, garlic, sherry vinegar and 1/2 cup of water at high speed until very smooth, about 1 minute. With the blender on, drizzle in the 1/4 cup of olive oil until incorporated. Season with salt. Cover and refrigerate until the soup is cold, at least 30 minutes.

  2. Divide the soup among 4 bowls. Garnish with the chopped eggs and ham, drizzle with olive oil and serve.

Make Ahead

The soup can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.

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