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May 30, 2007 11:45 AM

Cold soup recipes?

My garden is doing really well this year (let hope it continues this way!) and I'd love some ideas for cold soup recipes. It would be great if they'd incorperate what I'm growing. I'm growing:

Tomatos, cucumbers, califlower, hot peppers, potatos, lots of basil, chives, oregano, mint, and rosemary.

On a side note, we were able to grow both an avocado and lemon tree from seeds this year! They wont be producing fruit this year (maybe never, who knows) but its exciting and I thought I'd share the news :)

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    1. Gazpacho
      Vichyssois - made with leeks and potatoes

      1. Fresh pea soup garnished with creme fraiche. There was a delicious cold avocado soup on this board last summer. Anyone still have the recipe?

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        1. re: Candy

          Not a soup, but cool garden-produce idea: I spotted a fresh pea puree in May's Gourmet. They used this on toasted or grilled rounds for bruschetta, which I think would be delicious, maybe with a little prosciutto and Manchego or some other delectable cheese.

        2. Your rosemary reminded me of a good trick I discovered: put a big sprig of it (dried works as well) in the lower part of your steamer with the water when you steam summer squash, and it gives a good perfume to the squash without the strong taste. I've made a very nice cold soup by blending this squash with some chicken broth and then beating in some sour cream and chilling it.

          1. You could do a cold curried cauliflower soup. Just cook the cauli, some onions, garlic and ginger in veggie broth. Add curry powder and purée until smooth. Chill.

            You could do something similar with carrots, too.