Day 6 ‘Get Your Jelly On’: Chilled gazpacho with blood orange salad

Chilled gazpacho with blood orange

Fiery colours of Spain ~ Chilled gazpacho with blood orange salad

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Rafael Nadal is my favourite tennis player because he is full of passion, guts and brawn. He is the epitome of the great nation that he represents –  a people with passion in their hearts, a proud tradition for the blood sport of bull-fighting and a never-say-die attitude that can only be admired.

It is on this premise that we decided to embrace the food of this nation as part of our Cuisines of the World journey with the Royal Selangor jelly mould. Today, we present to you the fiery colours of Spain:

Day 6: Entree – Chilled gazpacho jelly with blood orange salad

Chilled gazpacho with blood orange

Fiery colours of Spain ~ Chilled gazpacho with blood orange salad

We often make chilled gazpacho in summer afternoons when entertaining at home because it is refreshing and also perfect with a barbeque. This gazpacho has the fresh flavours of capsicum, onion and cucumber. The salad adds some zesty flavours of blood orange and sweetness of the grape tomatoes.

We hope you have enjoyed this recipe and do try it because it is relatively simple and the best thing is it does not involve any cooking at all.

Chilled gazpacho with blood orange

Fiery colours of Spain ~ Chilled gazpacho with blood orange salad

So dear readers, what is your favourite Spanish food?

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22 Responses to Day 6 ‘Get Your Jelly On’: Chilled gazpacho with blood orange salad

  1. I adore gazpacho so seeing this makes me very hungry! Great idea and execution! (PS doing daily posts is hectic, I know, just noticed gelatin was missing in your ingredient list – happens to all of us!)

    • Chopinand says:

      Hi Martyna,

      Thanks for telling us that! We have just made the correction. Hectic is not the word!! Freaking out is more appropriate! Hope you are coping well, love your latest creation, its one of our fave dishes!

  2. Dolly says:

    love the bright colours@ too bad this years sping is sooo cold!

    Blood orange.. thats very intersting… i’ve never had that as a savoury dish before only sweet!

    • Chopinand says:

      Hi Dolly,

      If I have to choose a classification for this dish, I would say savoury sweet. I did add a very small pinch of salt to balance flavours in the gazpacho though. You could also drizzle some olive oil, sprinkle of cracked black pepper onto the blood oranges and grape tomatoes and I reckon that would be fine too!

  3. What a great combo with the orange. Would have never put them together but sounds delish!

  4. Chopinand says:

    Hi Nic,

    I think the combo works really well because this is essentially a mocktail with vegetables and fruits. I was really tempted to add a dash of Vodka to it and in hindsight, maybe I should have done that!

  5. sugarpuffi says:

    wow the jelly looks crazyyyy!! nice presentation too

  6. Winston says:

    Lovely!! Will be saving this for summer… Like you said, perfect with BBQ and your mates. Can’t wait!

  7. heidi says:

    Love the evocative intro -” a people with passion in their hearts, a proud tradition for the blood sport of bull-fighting and a never-say-die attitude that can only be admired.”
    This mixture of savory and sweet really works for me! I am so impressed with the innovative recipes you are coming up with for this challenge!

    • Chopinand says:

      Hi Heidi,

      Thank you for your kind comments. The mould has made us think a little differently about how traditional foods can be presented and it is interesting to see results we have never thought of before!

  8. I’ve actually never tried Gazpacho (I know it’s shame)… need to try it soon. I love blood orange! It’s a little bit expensive but it’s so worth it. Looking forward to tomorrow’s post already~~!

  9. Nadal is my favourite tennis player too-and not just because he looks like my husband! :)

  10. Sissi says:

    I always used to be a fan of Federer (you understand why…), but have nothing against Spanish cuisine and even less against gazpacho, especially so originally shaped and beautifully presented. Blood orange is a very unusual combination for gazpacho.

    • Chopinand says:

      Hi Sissi,

      Used to be a fan of Federer? Who is your favourite player now? :)

      The blood orange is really refreshing against the gazpacho.

  11. Wow, that’s one beautiful looking gazpacho. Great presentation :)

  12. Love the refreshing savoury flavours here… and it just looks so good, too.

  13. mycookinghut says:

    Wow, this gazpacho looks lovely!

  14. I would love to try this.. . very lovely dish!

  15. yum, would’ve never thought to make gazpacho in a cone!

  16. Sharn says:

    Gorgeous colours – Love Gazpacho. I might have to try your recipe and compare it to mine :)

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