Thursday, June 21, 2012

green gazpacho (a.k.a. "green goblin goop")


It is hot here in CT. Ridiculously steamy hot. Perfect night for a cold, hydrating soup. I've made gazpacho in the past, but tonight I didn't have tomatoes on hand...and heck if I was getting in the car again once we were home and settled. So, I took inventory of the fridge and threw a few things into the Cuisinart, and hoped it was a winner. It was. In fact so much so, that this just might be my healthy go-to soup this summer. Even the kids liked it once I gave them a chance to name it. Call it whatever you want, this one's a keeper.

Green Gazpacho 
(or "Green Goblin Goop")
makes 2 generous bowls, or 4 side dish bowls

1 bunch of organic celery, rough chopped
1/2 an onion, rough chopped
2 cloves of garlic
1 English cucumber, rough chopped
1 avocado, rough chopped
juice of 2 lemons
dill (fresh or dried), to taste
sea salt + pepper, to taste

Combine everything in your food processor, using the "s" blade. Pulse until desired consistency. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or cashew cream, if desired.

Here is the recipe in photos, for those who like a visual...


1/2 an onion and 1 bunch of celery...


1 English cucumber + 2 cloves of garlic....


1 avocado...


juice of 2 lemons...


and some sea salt + dill (I didn't have fresh) for flavor.


That's it! Now pulse until you desired consistency...


and voila! A perfect, healthy summer meal is served in minutes. I topped ours with a dollop of the "vegan sour cream" (aka cashew cream) I made at the beginning of this raw eating week I am doing + had one of the yummy flax crackers I picked up yesterday alongside it. Is it just me, or is my skin starting to glow a bit?

9 comments:

  1. Oh, wow! I love this idea. I've been complaining that my gazpacho tastes exactly like my homemade salsa, this would be something different! I'll make it soon!

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  2. Oh wow! I've been complaining that my gazpacho is exactly like my home made salsa and I wanted something different. This is it! I'll be making it soon!

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  3. I hope you like it as much as we did!! I just made a BIG batch to take to a potluck!!

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  4. I passed along your blog to my Mom and she made this without the cucumber and with juice from 1 lime instead of lemons. It was soooo yummy, I even dipped some chips in it mmm mmm good!

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  5. so glad to hear it was a hit! did she substitute something else in instead of the cucumber?

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  6. AnonymousJune 25, 2012

    Do you mean one whole "head" of celery ?

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  7. yes! the whole bunch, which depending upon your "head" will be 6-8 stalks. just chop the ends off, give it a rinse, rough chop it so it fits into your food processor and off you go! a lot of fiber in this dish. :)

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  8. This looks fabulous! I'm going to make it soon as it will be in the 90's here in NH this weekend. May take it to the 4th of July family cookout...thanks!!!

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  9. it is so, so yummy!! i hope you like it as much as we do.

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