i've never had gazpacho and don't know what it's *supposed* to taste like so i was going on the theory of "does it taste good? then it's not wrong" i have to admit i didn't think much of this at first. it was rather watery and tasted like nothing but salt, cucumbers, and garlic. i let it chill overnight and a strange thing happened: most of the liquid sunk to the bottom and i was left with a much thicker, creamier, and taster soup on top so i just ladled it off and called it a win. cold soup seems like such a strange thing in western culture. i can't think of anything besides chip dip that is salty and cold but this was rather nice once i got over my wierdness. think will experiment with it more in the summer, maybe add some sun-dried tomatoes or roasted red pepper bits for texture and colour. this was fun, thanks!
I've made this twice now (not bothering with the toppings) and it's delicious! Maybe not quite as refreshing as the tomato-based gazpacho because of the yogurt, but *so* tasty. Thanks for posting.
My new favorite summer soup! Zurie, I can't give this enough stars! I read the reviews after the 4 of us demolished ALL of the soup. I only made it an hour before serving. I kept the whisk in the bowl so I just recombined but didn't notice much separation. I used green habanero sauce instead of tabasco which is red. ;) I added over a tsp before I noticed it. I used the blender for most of it then whisked in the yogurt. I used Better Than Bouillon Vegetable base which dissolved in cold water instead of chicken broth. Absolutely delicious! I made this to go with BLT's. I baked the bacon with Pepino's Green Sauce. I can see making several batches to serve a houseful of guests this summer. THANK YOU! :)
What a delicious cold soup for a hot day! Definitely make this a day or two ahead of time. I used a red onion, as I did not have a sweet one. Also, I used my own kefir, rather than the yogurt. I'll strain it a bit next time to make it more greek-yogurt-like, but it worked well as is. I had only about 1/4 inch of clear liquid at the bottom of my quart container the following day. I topped this off with some kefir cream - kefir made with heavy cream rather than milk - very yummy. I like the idea of adding some garlic, and I think that fresh dill might be very nice with this, as well.
Today was the second time I madke Summery Green Gazpacho and everybody wanted the recipe! The first time I made it I didn't like it. The next day I ate it and it was delicious; I guess that is the secret. I love cold soups, but rarely make one that I like. Yours, Zuretha, is a big winer! Thank you so much for sharing.