Friday, April 15, 2011

Mango-Avocado Gazpacho

I am so in love with this soup, I can hardly stand it.  It's like getting to drink a delicious mango smoothie combined with the fresh herbi-ness of salsa and the creamy mouth feel of guacamole.  I am probably not making a whole lot of sense here -- that's what love does to you.

Two words:  try this. 

Recipe is adapted from The Hot Flash Cookbook by Cathy Luchetti.

MANGO-AVOCADO GAZPACHO
2 cucumbers, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
1 large ripe mango, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
4 whole green onions, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 c. minced fresh parsley
1 T. minced fresh cilantro
1 large ripe avocado
juice of 2 limes (4 - 6 T.)
1 c. cold water
1/2 - 1 T. salt (to taste)
2 T. olive oil
1 T. sugar

Prepare first six ingredients (cucumbers through cilantro) and place in large bowl.  In separate bowl, smush up the avocado with the lime juice.  

Add avocado to the mango mixture; add rest of ingredients and stir together.  Working in batches, place a cup or two of the mixture in blender and blend away, to desired chunkiness.  Proceed until the whole batch is blended.

(Optional:  You can add 1 T. minced fresh basil, if you have it -- I didn't.)

Cover and refrigerate at least an hour to allow flavors to blend.  Serve cold.  Serves 4 - 6.

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11 Comments:

Blogger Farm Girl said...

I really like the name of the cook book, " The Hot Flash cookbook."
It looks good does this mean you have a avocado tree?

April 15, 2011 at 3:08 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Farm Girl, it was delicious. We actually have a couple of avocado trees but they are new enough that they haven't yet produced any fruit. I guess it takes them several years. But with this recipe, I am ready!

April 15, 2011 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Joanne said...

That gazpacho sounds delicious! I adore mangoes and could eat them at every meal!

April 15, 2011 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger teresa said...

oh wow, that sounds so good!

April 16, 2011 at 3:43 PM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

That sounds delicious!

April 21, 2011 at 4:43 AM  
Anonymous Faith said...

I love the flavors going on in this gazpacho...I bet it would also make a great sauce for grilled fish or chicken!

April 25, 2011 at 11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lynn, you are right--it's delicious!

April 27, 2011 at 2:28 PM  
Blogger ~~louise~~ said...

Hi Lynn!!! That Gazpacho sure does sound delicious and I don't even care for mangos, much...

Thank you so much for sharing...Have a Wonderful Mother's Day!!!

May 7, 2011 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you had a good weekend!

May 9, 2011 at 4:31 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

We had a grand weekend, blonde duck. Did you?

May 9, 2011 at 11:21 AM  
Blogger SAH in Suburbia said...

This looks sooooooooo yummy!!!

June 9, 2011 at 10:31 PM  

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