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The Gazpacho from Morelia

The Morelian Gazpacho, better known as the Mexican Gazpacho, is a tradition of the city of Morelia dating from 1887.

When we hear the word gazpacho, the first thing that comes to mind is the Spanish dish made with tomatoes, cucumbers, olive oil and onion, but in reality, the Morelian Gazpacho has nothing to do with this Spanish dish, the only thing they have in common is that they are served cold.

This Morelian dish can be found mainly in the center of town. It is a tropical fruit salad prepared with diced fresh fruit and cheese. Its main ingredients are jicama, mango, pineapple, onion, lime juice, orange juice, aged cheese, and powdered chili. Some people also add watermelon, papaya and other ingredients. It is a very healthy and fresh dish that can be enjoyed at any time of the day and can be found in almost every corner of down town Morelia.

This delight is very well-known by locals that consume it regularly and also by tourists that come to try this dish that has become one of the most typical ones in the city.

If you are visiting the beautiful city of Morelia, do not forget to go and buy a glass of this combination of fresh fruit, and do not forget to try the vast gastronomy that Michoacan’s capital has to offer.

Stay a few days and see every part of the city. No worries about lodging, we recommend Best Western Plus Gran Hotel Morelia right beside the Convention Center and only 10 minutes away from the historic center. Ask about rates 52 01(443) 322 8000.

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