Mar 11, 2013

Watermelon Gazpacho - Watermelon Chilled Soup

Soup is a liquid food, generally served warm. This is what normally we know about soups, but there are many verities in soups. In that list some soups we can serve chilled also.This child soups are normally served at room temperature or chilled. These are vegetable or fruit based traditional soups originating from Spain like Gazpacho. Gazpacho is a savory chilled soup generally served in summer. This is usually a tomato based vegetable soup, traditionally served cold in Spanish cuisine. I made a variation to this traditional soup with watermelon. Watermelon makes miracles in hot summer, This cool and refreshingly sweet fruit low in calories high in vitamin C, beta carotene and with lots of water content and also reduce the risk of breast cancer. so lets check my version of Gazpacho...
watermelon 1 INGREDIENTS:--
Watermelon cubes  ----  2 cups (cut in to cubes and remove the seeds)
Cucumber   ---- 1/4 cup peeled and cut in to cubes
Apple juice  ---  1/4 cup
Cranberry's --- 1 tab sp chopped (i used dried cranberry's if you have can use fresh Berry's also)
Onion   ----  1 tab sp chopped
Fresh coriander leaves  --- 1 tab sp chopped
Lemon juice  --- 2 tab sp
Fresh mint leaves  -- few
Salt to taste
METHOD:--
1. Take half cucumber pieces, sprinkle a pinch of salt and set a side.
2. Blend watermelon pieces,cucumber pieces, chopped coriander leaves, mint leaves, cranberry pieces with apple juice and blend till watermelon is pureed. But make sure you froth should not farm on top of the watermelon puree.
3. Pour watermelon puree in to a mixing bowl, add cucumber pieces, onion pieces, lemon juice, salt to taste.
4. Keep this Watermelon Gazpacho in the fridge for 1/2 an hour
Serve chilled with bread or some crackers.
This is my second post Under the theme of SALADS/SOUPS in Blogging Marathon 26th edition check the other BM members post s here
 

16 comments:

Priya Yallapantula said...

I am absolutely drooling over it and you HAVE TO send it to my "Healthy Me & Healthy Us" event. This is just so perfect.

Srivalli said...

With watermelon! that's really so interesting..

Priya Suresh said...

Omg, wat a fantastic soup to beat the heat, prefect for hot summer days.

Priya R said...

This looks interesting never tried a chilled soup before.

vaishali sabnani said...

never tried a cold soup..but I guess with summers approaching, could give it a shot!

Pallavi Purani said...

I am not fond of cold soups but this one I shall gulp in no time :)

Padmajha PJ said...

What an awesome chilled soup.Got to make this Padma.Am bookmarking it...

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very colourful and delicious soup. Love the addition of onions and cucumber to fruits....

Chef Mireille said...

I've tried papaya gazpacho but this version is so unique with all the fruit juices

Shylaja Praveen said...

The cold soup delicious and colorful..

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

What a beautiful soup! Love it...

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

very interesting soup..
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Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

sounds very interesting with a blend of juices..pleasing to the eye too!

PriyaVaasu said...

I have never tasted Chilled Soup, except for our own lassi!!! this looks real yum, must give it a try sometime!!! :)

The Pumpkin Farm said...

Padhma, stunning pictures , all, u r using watermelon beautifully

veena krishnakumar said...

wow!!!I am bookmarking this!!!