Posts Tagged ‘Summer Soup’

Summer Fruit Delight

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

“Watermelon” Gazpacho

1 large heirloom red tomato, pureed

1 serrano chile- cut in half

3 cups cubed fresh watermelon

2 tsp red wine vinegar

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

2 tbsp minced red onion

1 cucumber -peeled, seeded, chopped

2 tbsp minced fresh dill, plus more for garnish

kosher salt and freshly ground back pepper

1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

1/2 cup diced avocado for garnish (optional)

Directions:

In a blender, puree the tomato, chile and the 2 cups of watermelon. Pour in the red wine vinegar and olive oil and pulse. Add the onion, cucumber and dill and season with salt and pepper. Puree until smooth. Pour into chilled bowls and sprinkles with minced fresh dill, feta and remaining watermelon cut in small cubes. Served 6

Enjoy!!!



Summer Chilled Soup!!!

Monday, July 26th, 2010

“Tomato, Cucumber and Pepper” Gazpacho

6 small heirloom tomatoes -cut in half

1 cucumber -peeled, seeded, chopped

6  sweet mini peppers- cut in half

1 small jalapeno pepper-seeded

1 1/2 cup vegetable or chicken  broth

handful of sweet Thai basil

3 cloves garlic

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

salt

ground white pepper

For Garnish:

Finely chop sweet basil and garlic. Blend  into olive oil and mix well.


Blend first 5 ingredients in the blender or food processor until smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add  salt and pepper to taste and stir gently. Chill for 4 hours to 12 hours. Garnish with chopped  basil and garlic in olive oil and garlic butter croutons (optional) before serving.  Serve 6

Enjoy!!!



Refresh your summer!!!

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

” Fresh Green” Gazpacho

1 cucumber; peeled, seeded, chopped

3 cloves garlic

2 small shallots, cut in half

1 green bell pepper; seeded, chopped

1 cup chopped lettuce

1 tbsp fresh or dried dill

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

1 cup vegetable or chicken  broth

1 small avocado, peel and pit removed, chopped

2 tsp fresh lemon juice

2 tbsp vodka

salt

ground white pepper

For Garnish:

1 small avocado cut into cube

handful of cilantro, chopped

non fat Greek yogurt


Blend first 10 ingredients in the blender or food processor until smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add lemon juice, vodka, salt and pepper to taste and stir gently. Chill for 4 hours to 12 hours. Garnish with chopped cilantro,  avocado and non fat yogurt on top before serving.  Serve 6

Enjoy!!!