Friday, 12 February 2016

Avocado & Cucumber Gaspacho

OK, so it might be a little early with chilled soups, however this version here by Gordon Ramsay is lovely! When I had it, I felt a little tinge of Summer sunshine - surely not a bad thing?

Whipped up in about 7 and a half minutes (not that I counted), you will have yourself a bowl of Summer in no time!

Avocado & Cucumber Gaspacho
(Serves 2 as a starter)

For the soup:
1 cucumber, chilled then peeled
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 ripe avocado
4 tbsp Greek yogurt (I used soy, making the dish vegan)
Splash of tabasco or hot chilli sauce (I used quite a bit to bring the heat through the mellow flavours)
Salt and black pepper

For the garnish:
1/4 red onion, finely chopped
5-6 baby plum tomatoes, finely chopped
A drizzle of olive oil
2 basil leaves, finely chopped

- Start by whizzing the soup ingredients until smooth.

- Now, chop up the ingredients for garnish and top the soups as you go along, ending with a slight drizzle of oil and the basil leaves.

I enjoyed this with some toasted slices of bread once, and another time just on its own!

What is your favourite chilled soup?

I hope everyone has a good weekend ahead whether you're a fan of Valentine's Day or not. I myself am going to an Estonian friend of mine for a clothes swap with a group of lovely people. In Estonia, they celebrate this day with friends more-so than with lovers, and I don't tend to be overly cheesy. It will be good fun having our own little swap-event, and hey! Maybe I will find some old-new-pretty things!
What are your plans?

Original source:
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- Jules


  1. I'm ok with chilled soup! Especially when it sounds as good as this one!

    1. Thanks Katrina!
      Normally, I actually don't like chilled soups, but this one hit the spot! :D I am sure you could serve it warm as well :) x

  2. Mmhmm, elsker kald avokado-agurksuppe!! Lager det ofte flere ganger i uken, og synes det er så deilig. Varierer hva jeg bruker oppi sammen med agurk og avokado, men liker godt sitron, fersk koriander og vårløk.

    1. Høres deilig og friskt ut! Denne suppen her gjør seg absolutt best med gode toppinger :) x