soup

Lettuce Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a soup made with raw vegetables and served cold. During the hot summer,as it is refreshing and cool.Originally  Gazpacho is prepared with a tomato base and bread.Now there are many variations of gazpacho, often in different colors and flavors such as avocados,spinach,watermelon  & etc.Lettuce Gazpacho is a healthy bright green soup with green vegetables blended with yogurt.The flavor of Crisp romaine lettuce is freshness itself and the creamy consistency of yogurt is the perfect base.

Ingredients
Romaine lettuce 1 or any lettuce
Cucumber 1
Spring onion 1
Garlic Cloves 1-2
Thick yogurt 1/2 cup
Mint leaves 4-5
Salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste
Crushed red pepper to taste(optional)
method
wash lettuce & mint leaves, spring onion & chopped.chopped cucumber .Blend all ingredients except black pepper,salt & red crushed pepper.
pour in a glass /bowl .add seasoning (Salt ,black pepper,red crushed pepper)& enjoy!!
tips:-
Any type of lettuce one can use.
instead of yogurt ,one can add sour cream.
any herbs one preferred.
Deseeded Cucumber it’s an individual choice.

 

Thick Tomato Soup

Tomatoes & Vegetables Cooked in a pressure Cooker, pureed & seasoned.

Ingredients
Tomatoes 4
Garlic cloves 1-2
Baby Carrot 1-2
Beetroot small 1
Onion small 1
Bay leaves 1-2
Paprika to taste
Sugar 1/2 tsp(optional)
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
Oil/Butter for cooking
Method
Heat a pressure cooker adding oil then add Bay leaves chopped garlic & saute.add onion & saute.add all chopped vegetables.salt,sugar & paprika.give a stir.Put a lid on pressure cook .wait for 1-2 whistles.Turn off heat.Once pressure cool down.Discard bay leaves.Blend cooked mixture & strain.Using same pressure cooker add a little butter.pour strain mixture & check seasoning.give a boil adding Black pepper powder.
Serve & enjoy Hot soup !!!

Strawberry & Mint Cold soup

Prepared using a Blender jar adding  yogurt  & fruits.Best during summer.

ingredients

Strawberries 1.5 cup
Fresh Orange juice1/6 cup (2 tbsp +2 tsp)
Mint leaves 5-6
Yogurt 1/3 cup
Salt & pepper to taste
Green chili 1 optional
Honey 1tsp optional Mint leaves (garnish)
Method
Blend all ingredients. serve in a bowl.garnish with Mint leaves

 

Mixed Veg Soup

Healthy & delicious Soup prepared in one pot with lots of veggies.

Ingredients
Baby carrots 1/3 cup
Celery stalks 1/3 cup
Sweet corns 1/4 cup
Frozen/fresh Peas 1/4 cup
Green onions 1-2
Onion 1 medium chopped
Garlic 3-4 finely chopped
Bay leaves 1-2
Black pepper corns 2-3
Olive oil /any cooking oil 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Water/vegetable broth 4 cup
Method
Heat oil in a pot add bay leaves & black pepper corns,add onion green onion white part & saute .once it change color add garlic saute till raw aroma goes off .
Add all vegetables & salt sauteed for 5 minutes .add water once it start boiling & add green onion reduce heat to sim & let vegetables cook .check soup consistency & salt.remove bay leaves & pepper corns before serving.
Serve hot in a bowl.

Quinoa Soup

Healthy Quinoa soup with lots of veggies.

Ingredients
Quinoa uncooked 1/2 cup
Mixed vegetables 1/4 cup
Water/vegetable broth 2 cup
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
Green onion 1
Garlic powder 1 tsp
Oats(roasted & powder )1/2 tbsp
Olive oil 1 tsp optional
Method
Heat a sauce pan adding 1 tsp of oil then white part of green onion garlic powder saute for 1-2 min.Add vegetables(carrot/beans/corn).saute it.
Add quinoa mixed properly.add water & salt give a boil .
Turn heat on low let quinoa cooked properly.
Add oats powder(optional) to thicken .
Sprinkle black pepper & garnish with green Onions.
Serve hot in bowl or cup.

Spinach Soup

Blanched & Pureed Spinach with Dash of Cream.

Spinach Puree(chopped & Blanched) 2 cup
Oats (roasted & powder)2 tbsp
Olive oil/Butter 4 tsp
Salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste
Red crushed pepper & Oregano (optional)
Onion powder 1 tsp
Garlic powder 1/2 tsp
Low fat milk or any Milk 1/2 Cup
Method
Wash spinach properly & chopped & blanched .don’t throw away water.
make a smooth paste using blender.keep it aside.
Heat a pan add oil then add onion powder,garlic powder saute on low heat.add oats flour saute properly.add milk stir continuously as it there should be no lump.
Once milk boil add pureed spinach stir properly.add salt ,pepper.
Add spinach blanced water.as per consistency u prefer.
Serve in a bowl/ Cup adding dash of cream (optional).
Cream of Spinach soup is ready to serve.
Tips
Instead of onion & Garlic powder.one can use fresh one too.
Add oregano /Red crushed pepper for a enhanced flavor .its optional