Salmorejo in bowls with ham and egg on top and bread on a side

Salmorejo (Spanish Cold Tomato Soup)

Course: Appetizer, Soup, Tapas
Cuisine: Spanish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Let the bread soak: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 238kcal
Author: Edyta
Salmorejo is a famous, Spanish cold tomato soup. It's a summertime 'go-to' in restaurants and households throughout Spain, but particularly in the south of Spain (Andalucia). It's a standalone meal and a perfect dish for the hot summer days. It's made from the best ripe tomatoes, bread, garlic, sherry vinegar, and olive oil. 
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Ingredients

  • 9 Roma Tomatoes Medium size, peeled and seeds removed
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 2 cups Bread Only inside from whole baguette or rustic white bread
  • 2 teaspoon Sherry Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt Or more to taste
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil Extra Virgin
  • 1 Egg Hard-boiled, chopped
  • 4 slices Spanish ham Iberico or Serrano

Instructions

  • Place the tomatoes into hot water for a minute or two.
  • Remove the tomatoes from boiling water and let them cool off. Once cooled, peel the tomatoes.
  • Remove core and seeds from the tomatoes and roughly chop them. Then add them to your blender.
  • Add garlic cloves and blend on high for a few minutes.
  • Then add the bread* and let it soak for 5 minutes in the blended tomato mixture.
  • Add sherry vinegar, salt, and blend until smooth. While the motor is running, add olive oil and blend until emulsified.
  • Chill the soup for at least two hours.
  • In the meantime, place an egg in a pot with cold water. Bring to a gentle boil and cook for 10 minutes. Once done, place your egg in cold water and let cool off completely.
  • Chop hard-boiled egg and Spanish ham** (you can use fresh ham or put it in the toaster oven for a few minutes to crisp it up). Serve the soup in bowls, with chopped egg, ham and a side of bread.

Notes

*Use only the inside flesh of the bread, scoop it out and measure 2 cups. No crust should go to your blender.  Otherwise, the soup will not have a smooth consistency.  
**Serrano or Iberico Ham works best in this recipe but if you can't find either, you can substitute it with Prosciutto. 

Nutrition

Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 463mg | Potassium: 388mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1220IU | Vitamin C: 19.6mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1.1mg