Sizzling Tastebuds, Soup

Cucumber Gazpacho | Chilled Cucumber Soup

The origin of Gazpacho is said to be the south of Spain, especially
the Andulasian region. Gazpacho is traditionally a chilled soup, and made with
raw tomatoes , chillies and yes, old bread !! Spanish cuisine and tomatoes have
something like a never ending relationship and this soup is no different.
However I guess as tastes evolved, the Gazpacho part remained (chilled raw
soup) but Tomato got substituted with other veggies. Which is something I did
today too. With Cucumbers. 

Its barely the beginning of March, but
we are already experiencing very dry and harsh climate here! This chilled soup was
just perfect for lunch time. I made some changes to the original recipe as I
had run of out mint, but the end result was mindblowing ! I would definitely
make this for my family again. and thanks to Valli I finally start exploring Salads
and Soups under my blog’s menu which was sorely wanting to be filled up with
choices… Sending this to Day 3 of this week’s BM theme of Soups and Salads. Also to Priya’s Healthy Me- Healthy Us event

The
last 2 days saw me dishing outCheesy Manchow Soup&Roasted BellPepper-Broccoli Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Prep time : 15 mins | No
Cook, refrigeration time
 : 30
mins | Serves : 2

Difficulty Level :
Easy

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For the soup:

Seedless Cucumbers – 1/2 cup

Medium Onion – 1/2 no

Garlic pod – 1 no

Serrano peppers or Jalapeno – 1/2
(deseeded)

Yoghurt / Curd – 1/2 cup

Mint Leaves – 4 to 6 (I skipped this
as I didnt have them)

Lemon juice – 2 tsp

Bread slice – 1 (I used the thicker version) 

Salt – to taste

EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) – 1/2
TBSP

Cold water – 1/2 cup (I used 3 – 4 Ice
Cubes)

For the Garnish:

Fresh Red chillies – cut into tiny
pieces

Roasted garlic  – 1/2 tsp

Roasted Broccoli (optional – but I
love to use my fav veggie) – cut into bits – 1 TBSP

Croutons – few 

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Method:

Pulse all the ingredients of the soup
with 1/2 of the Cold water. Wait for a min and again grind till very smooth,
about 2 – 3 mins. Add water as necessary till you get the desired consistency

Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate for
30 mins atleast till well chilled.

Serve in bowls or cocktail glasses.
Drizzle 1/4 tsp olive oil on top (or lemon oil). Place garnish on top and serve
immediately.

Linking this to Archana’s Soups and Salads Kids Delight event , created by Srivalli.

28 Comments

  1. Priya Suresh

    Love the colour of this soup,prefect for the hot summer.

  2. ooh…it looks so rich and creamy Kalyani..am bookmarking this!

  3. The Pumpkin Farm

    perfect for summer, i like the idea of adding jalapenos, it is better than the use of capsicum which are heavier to digest off late

  4. Chef Mireille

    Gazpacho is my favorite summer soup – I am sure your version with cucumber must be so refreshin!

  5. Hari Chandana P

    Yummy Yummy !!

  6. vaishali sabnani

    Beautiful clicks Kalyani ….and really tempting soup, and ya must tell you I made the roasted pepper salad today and it turned out awesome.

  7. runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com

    This is very nice on those very hot summer days.. like the addition of Serrano peppers or Jalapeno to give it that kick!

  8. So refreshing. I amy omit the raw garlci though, it's just me.

  9. Jayashree

    Until I tasted gazpacho, I never thought that cold soups were for me. Now, of course, I know differently. I like the way you've topped your soup with roasted veggies.

  10. I love gazpacho soup.. I have tried it from Americas Test Kitchen book…
    Sowmya
    Ongoing Event – What is with my Cuppa
    Ongoing Event – HITS – Diabetic Friendly

  11. Anonymous

    Oh so pretty. Love the placement of the soup sticks. Brilliant.

  12. This is the first time hearing about cold soup. Need to try.

  13. Anonymous

    Wow, is that it! Really! Such a simple and easy recipe and perfrect for the ever-increasing heat!

  14. I always thought Gazpacho was cold cucumber soup, never knew about the tomato part :D. Thanks for enlightening me :D.

    The soup looks good and would be perfect for summer.

  15. Suma Gandlur

    That looks cool. :)We just had a winter storm yesterday and I guess have to wait another 3 months to try it out. 🙂

  16. Never tried gazpacho myself with the fear that we wouldn't like the raw veggie taste. May be I'll give this a try soon.

  17. Gayathri Kumar

    Never tried cold soups before. The soup looks very nice with those veggie topping…

  18. Gayathri Kumar

    Never tried cold soups before. The soup looks very nice with those veggie topping…

  19. Wow a simple and easy soup. Never tried a cold soup. Sound delicious

  20. Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen

    so easy to make soup!!! Bookmarking!!! would definitely come handy, summer is here!!! 🙂

  21. Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen

    so easy to make soup!!! Bookmarking!!! would definitely come handy, summer is here!!! 🙂

  22. preeti garg

    Look perfect

  23. Cold soup?? Never tried that..You have totally topsy-turvyed my notion of 'soups always need to be consumed while hot' 🙂

  24. Absolutely love this soup. Please do send it to my "Healthy Me & Healthy Us" event. Please do read the event rules 🙂

  25. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    Perfect soup for the summer! What a beautiful color 🙂

  26. Sanoli Ghosh

    Mind blowing colour of this soup. Healthy and rich creamy…..

  27. Corporate to Kitchen

    Such an easy recipe! Its defenitely a visual treat.

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