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Jul 17, 2013 04:37 PM

Cold soup for Rosh Hashanah

Given how early Rosh Hashanah is this year, I'm expecting it to be quite hot in New York. I know some of my guests will settle for nothing less than matzoh ball soup, but would like an alternative of a cold soup for those who would prefer it. Any ideas?

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    1. re: sandlev

      Carrot and ginger puree (with orange zest and juice), or carrot, parnsip and ginger puree (with orange zest and juice). Watermelon gazpacho or other melon-based cold soup.

      I make a raw vegan green soup in my Vitamix that is quite nice. All ingredients are green (kale or spinach, scallions, parsley, basil, apple, avocado, cucumber, lime juice, jalapeno/serrano chile). A small garlic clove is optional.

    2. beet borsht
      cold fruit soup

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      1. re: jpr54_1

        All sound wonderful. Any recipes that you recommend?

      2. I can't imagine anything nicer in the heat than gazpacho. Very bright and pleasing.

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        1. re: pinehurst

          I often make gazpacho for Rosh Hashana lunch with poached salmon and a potato green bean salad when Rosh Hashanah is in early September.

        2. An avocado soup made in the blender with ice cubes, a little stock..chicken or veg. Top each portion with fresh salsa. If crab is okay put a small portion of crab on top and then top with the salsa.

          1. 04Sep13 is early? You could Google 'fruit soup recipe' to see what' available. Rachael Ray has a recipe posted. There are 11,900,000 hits using the key words given above.

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            1. re: ChiliDude

              let's not be rude!!!
              04 September IS EARLY

              1. re: ChiliDude

                I'll ignore the "early" comment and suggest that fruit soup sounds more applicable for dessert, not a starter. I'd do a savory soup for a starter. Gazpacho as suggested several times would be perfect if you can still get great tomatoes at that time.

                1. re: alwayshungrygal

                  I apologize for the 'early' comment made not realizing that 'time flies.'

                  I should've realized that it will be only day of the year that my wife of Italian descent will be making matzoh ball soup for me.

                  Best wishes for a good 5774.

                  L' Shanah Tovah e buon appetito!

                  1. re: alwayshungrygal

                    Fruit Soups are not inherently sweet many are Savory and would be perfectly suited. Have a Sweet and Fruitful New Year.

                    1. re: alwayshungrygal

                      In the summer, we often have fruit soup as a starter for our shabbos meals, and as Rosh Hashana is associated with having a "sweet New Year," I see no problem with a sweet fruit soup. That said, though, I myself will probably do chicken soup, as I generally only make it for holidays, and not for weekly shabboses.