Recipe - White Gazpacho

White Gazpacho



A pretty summer soup. Either make it well in advance to give adequate time to chill, or add a few ice cubes when serving.

2 cucumbers, peeled and diced

1 clove garlic

1 green pepper, diced

750 ml (1 1/4 pints) chicken stock

425 ml (l5 fl oz) thick sour cream

225 ml (8 fl oz) natural yogurt

3 tablespoons white wine vinegar

2 teaspoons salt

pepper to taste

Parsley sprigs diced cucumber and green pepper toasted flaked almonds

1- Place the cucumbers, garlic and green pepper in a food processor or bender with a little of the chicken stock. Puree until smooth, then add the remaining stock.

2- Put the sour cream and yogurt into a howl and stir in a little of the pureed mixture to thin.

3- Stir in the remaining mixture, and add the vinegar, salt and pepper. Chill.

4- Serve garnished with parsley and accompanied by howls of diced cucumber, green pepper and flaked almonds.



Chicken consomme gives this soup a good rich flavor, but you can use stock instead. Serve hot or chilled.

50 g (2 oz) batter

250 g (8 oz) fennel, thinly sliced

425 g (15 oz) can chicken consomme

350 g (12 oz) cooked beetroot, chopped salt and pepper to taste

2 tablespoons chopped dill

4 tablespoons thick soar cream

dill sprigs
shredded cooked beetroot

1- Melt the butter in a pan. Add the fennel and cook gently until softened.

2-Add the chicken consomme and red wine. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the beetroot and cook for 10 minutes.

3-Transfer to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Season and stir in the dill.

4- If serving chilled, allow the soup to cool, then chill for several hours. If serving hot, reheat gently.

5- Add a spoonful of sour cream to each serving J and garnish with dill and beetroot.

Last Updated: June 7th, 2011