Al voor de [[Romeinen|Romeinse]] tijd maakten Spaanse herders een soort gazpacho, want gazpacho stilt de honger, lest de dorst en voorziet het lichaam van de nodige [[vitamine]]s en zout.
From UK Wikipedia:
Gazpacho soup, also known as gazpacho, is a cold, Spanish liquid salad that is popular in warmer areas and during the summer. Gazpacho descends from an ancient Andalusian concoction based on a combination of stale bread, garlic, olive oil, salt, and vinegar - a cold breadsoup. With the Columbian Exchange beginning in 1492, the tomato and the bell pepper were brought to Europe.
'''In the United States and other countries, there exists the common misconception that the fundamental ingredient of Gazpacho is tomato.''' While tomato is an important ingredient of the most commonly-known form of Gazpacho, it is still the original ingredients mentioned above which define this recipe. In Andalusia, there are many types of Gazpacho, many of them not including tomato at all. One very popular type of Gazpacho is White Gazpacho or Ajoblanco Malagueño made principally with almonds, bread, garlic, vinegar and oil.