Monday, May 7, 2012

Gazpacho ~ Cucumber Soup

Even though the days are hot, you can eat your favorites soups, some of classics Cool & chilled soup versions like gazpacho and cucumber, Gazpacho, the famous soup from the Andalusia region of southern Spain, is an amazingly refreshing foil to a hot summer day. This soup (Raita) has been around since Roman times and originally consisted of just a mixture of bread, garlic, oil and water seasoned with vinegar. It was a poor man's food. The discovery of the New World brought the addition of flavors and variation.
1.      4 cups peeled, diced and deseeded cucumber
2.      1/2 cup chopped red onion
3.      1/2 cup chopped capsicum
4.      2 to 3 cloves chopped garlic
5.      1/4 cup chopped mint leaves
6.      1/4 cup chopped coriander
7.      3 tablespoon olive oil
8.      2 to 3 drops Tabasco sauce
9.      2 cups yogurt
10.  2 cups vegetable stock
11.  1 tablespoon lemon juice
12.  1 slice white bread
13.  Salt and pepper to taste
14.  chopped tomato for garnish
15.  few drops lemon oil (here I omitted)
1.      Heat the oil and saut√© onion, garlic and capsicum for few minutes.
2.      Allow to cool this mixture for few minutes.
3.      Place all ingredients in the food processor.
4.      Bland until smooth puree.
5.      Refrigerate until chilled.
6.      Garnish with chopped onion, capsicum, tomato and mint leaf.
7.      Serve chilled.

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Poonam Borkar said...

looks yummy!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

u said it !! cool soups are in...including bread is a nice move

Hamaree Rasoi

Kalpana Sareesh said...

wo looks deliciouss

Medeja said...

It sounds really like a great chilled soup!

Beth Michelle said...

This soup looks awesome. Perfect for these warm months.

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Looks so good and delicious.

kala said...

Looks so temptinggg and healthy!!!

Now Serving said...

Looks absolutely delicious!!! the bowl beckons :)

Tiffany said...

This would be so great on a sticky, hot DC day!

Kanan said...

wow this is looking so delicious

Akila said...

Very new to me

Sangeetha said...

very new n interesting...heanlthy indeed,thanks for sharing!!
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Gayathri NG said...

soundS yummy and looks delicious, looks appealing presentation...

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

I heard about cucumber soup but never had it before. Sounds so nice for hot summer days!

Hari Chandana said...

Woww.. looks simply amazing.. Yummy Yummy !!
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