Sunday, June 19, 2011

Avocado Gazpacho

I am on Avocado high these days and experimenting a lot with this wonderful and nutritious fruit, trying out new things.

In fact, there was a time when I never used to buy avocados - funny looking fruit, I often wondered then, wondered about it's taste and wether I would be able to do anything with them, and generally conveniently ignored them at the fruit counter. Well, things have changed now, so has my taste, and we now have something or the other with avocados at least once a week. 



Which brings us to today's recipe. The inspiration came from a TV show. However, my timing was bad and I just managed to catch the finished dish which was "Cold Avocado Soup with Prawns", which immediately registered in my mind and I made this soup the very next day, and served it with tomatoes and mozerella. 



Ingredients

For the vegetable stock

600 ml - water
1 - small onion, peeled and roughly chopped
1/4 cup - red bell pepper, chopped
1 - bayleaf
4-5 - whole black pepper
3-4 - cloves
salt 

For the Soup

1 -  ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and roughly chopped
1 1/4 tbsp - lemon juice
2 tbsp - coriander leaves
2 tbsp - low fat yogurt
2 tbsp - olive oil
2 - cloves
salt and pepper to taste
a few thyme leaves
vegetable stock


4 pieces - baby mozerella
5 - cherry tomatoes
2 inch - ginger
1 - dried red whole chilli
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/4tbsp - olive oil
sprigs of thyme leaves

Method
  1. Put all the ingredients for the vegetable stock into a big vessel and bring to a boil. Boil for approx 5 minutes. Sieve and let the stock cool. 
  2. Put the avocado pulp, lemon juice, coriander leaves, a few thyme leaves, yogurt, olive oil, salt, pepper powder and the vegetable stock into the mixer and blend well. Sieve with a strainer and let the soup chill in the refrigerator. 
  3. Heat the oil in a pan together with a few sprigs of thyme leaves. Add salt, pepper powder, ginger piece and red whole chilli. Add the cherry tomatoes and cook on a medium heat until the tomatoes are slightly tender. (I foolishly gave a cross cut on the tomatoes but would advise you not to). 
  4. Arrange the mozerella and the tomatoes on to a skewer. Serve the cold soup with the tomato-mozerella skewer and a sprig of thyme leaves. 

Enjoy!

23 comments:

  1. sooooper doooooooper dish..can have at any time..love d gorgeous clicks Rachana..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  2. Cool and nutritious, hmmm... so very delicious! Absolutely lovely presentation and mouth watering recipe as usual, Rachana :)
    Have a Happy week ahead :)

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  3. Interesting dish! And loved the clicks..

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  4. This looks fantastic and so well presented!!

    Ciao
    Alessandra

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  5. This gazpacho looks gorgeous!

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  6. I love avocados and this sounds and looks delicious! The mozzies and tomatoes in skewers look totally mouthwatering too!

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  7. wow!! soo yummy!!!great clicks Rachana!!!

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  8. Refreshing and my kind of soup,simply love it..

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  9. Seriously am drooling over that delicious soup ,simply mouthwatering here..

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  10. Avocado gazpacho sounds nice n yumm..looks perfect

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  11. Perfect soup for summer..looks refreshing and delicious..

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  12. avocado is my fav fruit anytime and soup is fantastic :)

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  13. wow looks so delicious..Yummy!

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  14. Thogh not an avocado fan, but the photos are gorgeous. well presented.

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  17. Hi Rachana :) This one looks delicious and tempting. Thanks for submitting your photo to DMBLGiT July 2011. Good luck !

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  18. You Have always something different to share !! Every time i visit your blog there is something new which really is amazing !!Great Work !!Unseen Rajasthan

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  19. Avacado is one of my fav and this soup looks deliciously creamy. Gorgeous click too! Glad to find your blog.

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  20. wow..the soup looks so creamy and tempting..superb clicks too!!!...

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