Cold zucchini soup.

Gazpacho is a traditional Spanish soup, made with raw vegetables and served cold. Normally with tomatoes as the main ingredient. But I decided to try something completely different and used zucchini as base vegetable. The secret to a good gazpacho is the olive oil – it’s about a quarter of the entire recipe! But since I didn’t add any oil to the soup, you can’t really call it a gazpacho any more, right? So let’s just call it a cold zucchini soup!

Ingredients:

  • 400g zucchini (no need to peel, just roughly chopped)
  • 4 spring onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • a handful mint leaves
  • 130 g chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • Himalayan salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 150 ml cold water

Method:

  • Put all ingredients except salt and pepper into a blender. Puree until smooth adding extrawater if you like the soup a little thinner
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Refrigerate for at least one hour.

cold zucchini soup