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It’s Seriously Soup day today, featuring one of my favorite bloggers, Serena, who authors a blog called Seriously Soupy. Serena started Seriously Soupy as a creative outlet for herself after her first daughter was born, which combined her passion for cooking with an interest in learning more about soups and soup making. Since it started, she has given soup tours and taught soup classes and has a catalog of over 100 soups on the site! You can join Serena on her Soupy journey at SeriouslySoupy.com and twice a month you can find her here, at My Judy the Foodie, sharing her wisdom and helping demystify the world of soup.
Here’s what Serena has to say:
With summer upon us I’ve been thinking about cooler soup options, with one of my favorites being Gazpacho.
Last year, I made a traditional tomato-based Gazpacho so this past weekend I wanted to try to use some of those flavors and create variations on the same theme with this Mango Gazpacho. Using aspects of the classic recipe (cucumbers and peppers), this recipe also alters it a bit using mango, yellow and orange tomatoes and yellow and orange peppers.
I love the sweet and savory combination that is sure to be a hit this summer!
What is your favorite type of Gazpacho?
- 1 cup of water
- 1 large mango, peeled and chopped
- 5-6 small heirloom tomatoes, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 1 yellow pepper, chopped
- 1 orange pepper, chopped
- 1 red onion, peeled and diced
- 1 cucumber, chopped
- 1-2 stalks of celery, chopped
- 2-3 sprigs of fresh basil
- 1 lime
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- pinch of sea salt and pepper
- Chop up the mango, tomatoes, cucumber, onion and peppers into small squares.
- Place in a bowl with olive oil and lime and let marinate for about 15 minutes.
- Add the vegetables to a blender with the basil, honey, and one cup of water and grind together until the soup reaches your preferred consistency (I left the soup a bit chunky.) Pour in a bowl and taste with salt and pepper.
- Let chill for 2-3 hours.
- Serve cold and garnish with some cucumbers, tomatoes and/or some mango pieces.