It is really hot at the moment and I thought about having bottled vegetable juice for dinner today. Solid foods are still a bit of a problem because of my tooth issue.
But I wanted to cook something today and rembered a very tasty Yoghurt Gazpacho recipe by Betty Bossi. Simply blend 1/2 clove of garlic, a small onion, a (small or large) piece of chili pepper and 3 large skinned tomatoes with 2 dl broth (I used beef). I briefly boiled the tomatoes in the broth and the skin fell off almost on its own.
I seasoned it with salt, pepper and some Worcestershire Sauce and put it in the freezer for a bit (I was hungry and the fridge wouldn’t have cooled it down fast enough).
Just before serving I added a tablespoon of yoghurt and topped the soup with a little mushroom and broccoli garnish.
It tasted great but a bit too hot for my taste so I will go easier on the chili next time.
I was still hungry after this and decided to experiment a little. And I am very glad I did! I blended half a cucumber with two handful of fresh boiled spinach, 2 dl beef broth, the juice of half a lime and a chunk (a cube of about 1cm) of fresh ginger.
I seasoned it with salt, pepper, a little splash of sesame oil and rice vinegar. This too I packed away in the freezer for a short bit.
I also mixed it with a tablespoon of yoghurt before serving it.
I LOVED it and actually preferred this cold spinach & cucumber soup to the Gazpacho.