Despite a few setbacks, summer is finally here! We are eating salad by the bucket load, so I’ve been looking for ways to jazz it up a bit and maybe sneak in some salad veg that might not usually make it onto the plate in its natural form! This recipe is basically a chilled, gazpacho soup, a cold, tomato based soup, usually made with stale bread. My version however, leaves out the bread so that it can be served as gluten free, with a choice of bread on the side. Though I have used feta cheese and pine nuts to top the soup here, there are no end of topping choices that would marry well with this chilled soup including leftover meat, fish, crispy bacon, croutons or a chopped boiled egg. In fact, anything that would go with a salad, would pair well with this soup! This recipe serves 4-5.
- 6 Tomatoes
- 1/2 Cucumber
- 1/2 red pepper, deseeded
- 1/2 green pepper, deseeded
- 1 small clove garlic, peeled
- 1 spring onion
- A couple of sprigs of fresh parsley and/ or thyme leaves
- 1tbsp sherry or white wine vinegar
- Salt and pepper
To top the soup:
- 1 tomato
- 1/4 red or yellow pepper
- 2 inches cucumber
- 50g Feta cheese, crumbled
- 50g Pine nuts
- Ice cubes
- Place the tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, garlic, onion, vinegar and herbs into the blender.
- Whizz until smooth.
- My Nutribullet is perfect for this but don’t over fill it! It may take a couple of batches to get it all done but the smooth result is completely worth it.
- Season the soup to taste.
- Chop the ‘topping’ salad and stir together with the cheese and pine nuts.
- Pour the soup into serving bowls and top with the salad/ feta cheese/ pine nut mix and a couple of ice cubes.
- Serve with crusty bread
Enjoy your Summer Salad Soup!!
The most popular Kid’s Tea Tuesdays recipes this week were:
- Beef & Lentil Beany Tacos
- Halloumi & Courgette Tower with Tomato & Avocado Couscous
- Apple & Cinnamon Muffins
Why not give one a go this week and let me know how it goes down with your family?
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