gaz·​pa·​cho | \ gəz-ˈpä-(ˌ)chō How to pronounce gazpacho (audio) , gə-ˈspä- \
plural gazpachos

Definition of gazpacho

: a spicy soup that is usually made from chopped raw vegetables (such as tomato, onion, pepper, and cucumber) and that is served cold

Examples of gazpacho in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A few weeks ago, chef/owner Steven Brown — who might earn my vote as the Twin Cities’ most skilled soup maker — was crafting a gazpacho with tomatoes and watermelon, but his supply lines weren’t steady. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities this week," 7 Aug. 2020 Highlights include gazpacho, ravioli turkey breast roulade or monkfish and a strawberry Charlotte dessert. Los Angeles Times, "Where to order Mother’s Day takeout in Los Angeles and Orange County," 4 May 2020 Barely cooked California spot prawns lolling about in a verdant green spring gazpacho was delicious on its own but transcendent alongside a salty, floral albariño from Monterey, California. Amiel Stanek, Bon Appétit, "The Wine Pairing That Changed the Way I Think About Wine Pairings," 3 Jan. 2020 Starters include croquettes, tortilla Espanola, Ibérico Secreto carpaccio (a premium cut from the prized Bellota pigs), and gazpacho Andaluz. Tina Danze, Dallas News, "Spain’s legendary Enrique Tomás restaurant and store opening Feb. 12 in Dallas," 7 Feb. 2020 Somehow, though, the most impressive foods are the most elementary: the gazpacho that shimmers with olive oil and sherry vinegar; the thick, dark hot chocolate that comes with churros just out of the fryer; the goblets of gin and tonics. Pete Wells, New York Times, "New York’s Top 10 New Restaurants of 2019," 10 Dec. 2019 This light and refreshing soup gives the classic tomato and cucumber gazpacho an Indian-inspired makeover., "Recipe: Curry Gazpacho," 14 Aug. 2019 Or this lovely summer gazpacho because cold soup is for sophisticates like myself. Hilary Cadigan, Bon Appétit, "Desk Lunch Is a Dish Best Served Cold," 7 Oct. 2019 Watermelon is an increasingly frequent gazpacho ingredient, often paired with tomato. Paul Stephen,, "Nuevo gazpacho: 4 fresh ways to make this chilled soup," 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of gazpacho

1775, in the meaning defined above

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“Gazpacho.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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chiefly US : a spicy cold soup that is made with chopped vegetables (such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and onions)

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