Spain is located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. With an area of 195,364 square miles and a population of 46 million, Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe. Because of its location, Spain has been an important source of influence to other regions, chiefly during the Modern Era, when it became a global empire that has left a legacy of over 400 million Spanish speakers today.
Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
"Our family had always dreamt of travelling to Spain, but it turns out bringing a Spanish exchange student into our home was the best decision we could have made. She will be part of our family forever!"
— The Stage family, Virginia
Soak the bread in a small amount (few tablespoons) of water. Gently remove and "squeeze" dry.
Place the tomatoes, bread, cucumbers, onions, garlic and peppers in a blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth. All the ingredients may not fit at one time, so you may have to fill the blender several times.
Once gazpacho is completely blended, pour it into a large non-metallic bowl. Stir in the oil and vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Garnish with the chopped vegetables and croutons, if desired. Serve gazpacho chilled.