Sunday, March 17, 2013

Asparagus Gazpacho for #SundaySupper {#vegan}

Spring is almost here...can you see it, can you smell it in the air?  We certainly can here in PDX.  The crocuses are already "have beens", daffodils are in full bloom,  the scent of Daphne's permeate the are as we walk to school, and I know that the trees will be in full bloom anytime soon.  It is so beautiful, colorful, and rejuvenating...Now keep that thought for today's #SundaySupper theme because it is Let's Celebrate Spring  and our gracious host today is Amber from Mama's Blissful Bites.  Please be sure to visit her and say "hello". Thank you so much for hosting this fantastic event....

The dishes today are - as always - amazing and all are perfect for spring and/or St. Patrick's Day...

My dish today is Asparagus Gazpacho; to me asparagus and spring go hand in hand.  I went looking for something different, a little green (it is after all St. Patrick's Day today), and fresh.  I knew that this Asparagus Gazpacho  was the dish for our family with some adaptions....take a look is it not beautiful?

Asparagus Gazpacho

  • 1 Slice Ciabatta {always double check label to make sure it is dairy free}
  • 1/2 red pepper
  •  9 oz. grape, or cherry tomatoes
  •  6 oz. cucumber
  •  1 lb. asparagus {green}
  •  1 garlic clove
  •  2 Tb. White Balsamic Vinegar
  •  6 Tb. Olive Oil
  •  Salt & Pepper to taste
Asparagus Gazpacho Spring Soup Cold
  1. Soak bread in some luke warm water,
  2. Dice pepper, quarter tomatoes, peel and seed cucumber then dice it, cut ends off the asparagus, remove any "woody" ends and dice all stalks, mince garlic
  3. Set aside about 1/3 of the vegetables
  4. Squeeze water out of bread, the place with the remaining vegetables into a blender.
  5. Add White Balsamic Vinegar, Olive Oil, salt and pepper
  6. Cover blender - cover/top in place - and chop the mixture until smooth {as you like it}
  7. Pour soup into a covered container, add the reserved vegetables and chill for at least 4 hours before serving.

We ate ours with garlicky, toasted, ciabatta...and it was amazing!

This was a perfect lunch on a sunny - almost - spring day, and the perfect after school snack for Mia Rose...

Before you go, take a look what everyone else is bringing...

Green and Spring Dishes Menu Includes: Breakfast
Apps, Bread, Salads, Soups and Dressings:
Main and Sides:
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