Today I leave for the West Coast to visit some of the friends I made while studying abroad in Barcelona! I can’t wait to see them, but thinking about it makes me miss being in Barcelona. I dug up some of the recipes I had from a cooking class I took there so I can make some traditional Barcelona food in my own home. One of the foods I really enjoyed was the Chupito de Sopa de Tomate, a tomato soup shot. The dish is a form of gazpacho, a cold soup dish that is popular all over Spain, especially in the summer when the weather gets hot. If you’ve never tried cold soup before, I promise that it tastes a lot better than it sounds! The recipe makes four small cups of it, but if you want to eat the soup as your main meal, I’d recommend doubling the amount. The recipe is from Cook and Taste, a great company that offers fun cooking classes in Barcelona, which I highly recommend if you ever visit!
- 4 tomatoes, peeled and seeded
- 20 grams of grated cheese
- 20 grams of aioli sauce
- 2 spoons of balsamic vinegar
- 2 cloves of peeled garlic
- 25 grams of walnuts
- 25 grams of hazelnuts
- olive oil
- Blend the tomatoes together with the vinegar and a pinch of salt.
- In a mortar, pound the garlic cloves, the parsley, and all the nuts with the pestle. Sprinkle with a little oil.
- Serve the tomato mixture in a small cup, adding in a teaspoon of the mixture from the mortar and a teaspoon of aioli to each one. Finish off with some grated cheese on top.