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Salmorejo soup and recipe


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.

Salmorejo ingredients


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:

  1. Wash and peal the 8 tomatoes
  2. Put them all together and shake
  3. Add the slices of bread and keep shaking for about 3-5 minutes more
  4. Add the garlic and salt (In case you are using vinegar and hard-boiled eggs add them too)
  5. While shaking pour the olive oil
  6. Your salmorejo is ready, now you can add the small pieces of serrano ham
  7. 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.

Salmorejo sauce

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.