Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Beetroot Gazpacho for Pink October

We all knew that Pink October was created as awareness for Breast cancer throughout the world.  My Little contribution to this Pink October is this refreshing Beetroot Gazpacho. There is a good saying that Prevention is better than cure.  To defend our body from these horrifying diseases it's always good to look out for what we eat.  We are what we eat.  To keep our body sound and health, it's good to have a well balanced nutritious diet.


Beetroot is one of those super vegetable which has loads of vitamins and minerals.  Raw beetroot gives most of the vitamins and minerals.  Read more about beetroot here.
Gazpacho is a Spanish style cold soup.  This is traditionally made with tomatoes and now we have many variations using avocado, carrot, beetroot etc.

At my first glance I too had a lots of doubts with this, a soup with no cooking, cold and beetroot as a star ingredient is it going to be too sweet with dominating beetroot flavours.  I was completely wrong, with a touch of few other ingredients, this is a bowl of refreshment to start your day.  One more good thing about this soup is since it's served cold, it can be made well ahead and you can store it in the refrigerator.  When you try it you'll see the wonders.

Source: Culinary Anthropologist
Serves 2
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

Beetroot- 2 medium sized
Cucumber- 1 small sized
Tomato- 1 medium sized
Garlic- 4 cloves
Olive oil- 4 tsp
Water- 150 ml
Bread - 1/2 of 1 slice
Croutons- to garnish on top
Coriander leaves- to garnish on top
Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

Preheat the oven to 220 degree Celsius.  Loosely cover the beetroots in foil paper.  Place it in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes.  Let it cool down, peel and chop it roughly.  Roughly chop 1/4 of cucumber and 1/4 of tomato.  Add the beetroot, roughly chopped cucumber, tomato, garlic, bread, olive oil, water, salt and pepper to taste.  Blend it until you get a smooth puree.  The consistency shouldn't be too thick like a cake batter or runny like a milk.  It should be just thick enough to fall of from the spoon.  You can serve the soup immediately or chill and serve.
Just before serving chop finely the remaining cucumber and tomato.  Add the finely chopped cucumber and tomato along with croutons and coriander leaves on top of the soup.

This soup goes to VFAM- Beetroot/ Cranberry hosted by Sumee's Culinary bites originally started by Priya.  
Also sending this soup to Power Of Pink Challenge and The Soup Kitchen- Double Bubble.



27 comments:

Priya R said...

looks so delicious, love the click and color too

Priya
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Roha Khan said...

Beautiful..!!
LOVE THE PIC..!!

Vimitha Anand said...

What a refrshing color... Love that bowl of soup

Familycook said...

Beautiful pics, healthy post:) Cant agree more about the healthy choices we must make.

Suja Manoj said...

Colorful and so yummy

Sadaf Afshan said...

I love the natural colour that beets impart to any dish. Lovely and healthy soup.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and colorful beetroot preparation.
Deepa

Az said...

looks absolutely divine!! Healthy too!!

divya said...

wooow....drooling here..Looks awesome n so tempting!!!

Beena.stephy said...

Looks yummy

PT said...

simply awesome.. like your presentation..

Torviewtoronto said...

Yummy pink soup

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said...

love this colourful yummy choice...Thnx for dropping by my space...Happy to follow you...

Amina Khaleel said...

healthy and delicious soup... wonderful presentation... the colour of beetroot makes the soup all the more delicious!!

suhaina aji said...

Love this yummy soup. Yes u r right, prevention is better than cure. We can start the awreness by having healthy food at home. Love the beautiful clicks and the colour combination. Simply amazing

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow lovely color,beautiful clicks...yummy soup.

anusha praveen said...

i may relish this unique yet delicious combination of flavors cold nice one!

Debs @ The Spanish Wok said...

Yum, looks amazing and healthy too.

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Shabbu said...

Delicious and nice recipe...lovely colour..

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lifescoops said...

lovely color and love the bowl....great clicks as always

Jen said...

What a beautiful soup! You should enter this soup in my Power of Pink Challenge: http://www.beantownbaker.com/2012/10/5th-annual-power-of-pink-challenge.html

Priya said...

Omg, wat a colourful and super catchy gaspacho, definitely a fabulous twist to the usual tomato gaspacho, glad to see you back in action.

Jay said...

looks sooo good...wanna try soon..
Tasty Appetite

SHILPY MALHOTRA said...

amazing clicks n yummy recipe...
happy to follow u...
would be glad if u follow back..

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Preeti Jaipal said...

ohhh... so gud to see my fav color from this recipe... looks too gud!!!

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said...

Good to see you back, missed your lovely posts! Delicious soup & awesome clicks!

Asiya Omar said...

Wow! what a colour! delicious..lovely click.

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