Thursday, July 2, 2015

Cucumber Gazpacho

Here's my recipe for a lovely cold soup, perfect for these hot summer days- Cucumber Gazpacho. You can whip it up in under 10 minutes:  

Yield: Enough for 2 adults, 1 adventurous teenager, and 1 fussy teenager


English Cucumber- 3, rough chopped (I prefer English cucumber because it is pretty much seedless, and I do not peel it either). 

Garlic- 2-3 cloves

Green Chilies- 2

Cumin Seeds- 1/2 tsp

Chickpeas- 1 can, drained, rinsed (to get rid of "canny" smell) 

Lemon- 1 

Salt to taste


Avocado slices

Sour Cream- 1 dollop (or more!) per person

Bacon bits


1. Put chopped cucumber, garlic, green chilies, cumin seeds, and salt to taste in the blender. Blend it all together until nice and smooth. 

2. Transfer to a dish, add chickpeas to this. Adjust seasoning if required. Freshly squeeze a lemon for zing. Stir. Refrigerate for minimum 30 minutes before serving. 

3. Serve with avocado slices, and top with a dollop of sour cream and some bacon bits. Mm! 

It is delicious, healthy, hydrating, and above all, will keep you cool! 

Cucumber Gazpacho 

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