This variation of traditional gazpacho is said to have origins in Andalucia, & the recipe itself was found on the internet & posted here for the Zaar World Tour 5.
- In a blender, combine lettuce, spinach, scallions, cucumber & parsley, processing until the mixture forms a puree.
- Gradually add the broth, 1/2 cup of sour cream, mayo, mint, salt & pepper, processing the mixture until it has an even consistency, then refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Serve in chilled bowls with a dollop of sour cream in the middle of each.
This is really good. I even made it without vegetable broth as I didn't realise it was in the ingredients list when I tagged this recipe so I added some chopped shallot for added flavour. I used baby romaine leaves in mainly green with some red leaves & baby spinach leaves as that is what I had on hand. I used English cucumber but did not peel it, flat leaf parsley and Blakan (thick) yogurt for the sour cream to be corn free! I used Hellman's olive oil mayonnaise to be soy free and fresh mint leaves from the garden, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste as I didn't have white pepper. I found I had to add the broth/liquid to get the vegetables to puree in my blender right away. I served this with a dollop of Balkan (thick) yogurt as a nice light summer meal! Made for Veggie Swap 23.
Syd, this is a VERY REFRESHING AND TASTY soup, that both my sis and me very much enjoyed for a light lunch today. It would also be perfect for a potluck in the middle of a hot summer. :) It has a very balanced, delicate flavour with just a hint of spice from the white pepper (I used 1ts) and all the ingredients blend very well. Instead of spring onions I chopped up a normal onion, which I had on hand and in place of the mayonnaise I used yoghurt since I was in the midst of making this as I discovered I had no mayo left. Other than that stuck to the recipe and it turned out very yummy! Since I dont have a blender I used my hand held one, which worked just fine, but left me with a less smooth texture (which I enjoyed, though) and green stains on my shirt. ;) Thanks so much for sharing this winner with us, Syd! Ill surely make it again! Made and reviewed for Everyday is a Holiday Tag Game June 09.