The avocado has always been related to my childhood. Although we lived in the city and didn't have any fruit trees, we would visit the family farm often. I remember going with my siblings and cousins to explore the hills and pick fruit like avocados, grapefruits and oranges. As a reward, a rico gazpacho sandwich always awaited us– it was actually an avocado and cod salad.
This classic Puerto Rican salad is very popular on the island and is known as ‘gazpacho’ in the south. You might be wondering right now, “What does this salad have in common with the famous Spanish gazpacho?” This name could have come from having many of the same ingredients as a traditional gazpacho: onion, tomato, olive oil and in some cases vinegar. Without a doubt though, this dish is not a cold soup; here the ingredients are diced for a salad and not puréed.