Chilled Summer Soup
By: September 28, 2018
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By: Annie

This summer fresh soup is brimming with local deliciousness. I wholeheartedly support playing around with the quantities and colour choices of your vegetables, according to what is seasonally available. I lucked out with mostly all yellow produce which gives this soup its vibrant colour, but you could easily swap for red tomatoes, orange peppers, etc and get a darker hue.

Ingredients
  • 3 large yellow heirloom tomatoes or a pint of cherry tomatoes
  • A clove of garlic
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 ears sweet corn
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, finely diced 
  • 1 yellow zucchini
  • Olive oil, for cooking
  • 2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt, more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, more to taste

 

Herby Cucumber Salad

1 diced Lebanese cucumber, a handful of green herb and/or sprouts, 1 diced french shallot, a squeeze of lemon, and salt

Directions
  1. Halve the tomatoes, peel the garlic, place in an oven safe dish and drizzle with olive oil and roast in the oven at 375 for 30-35 minutes or until they are slightly browned and caramelized
  2. Shuck the corn, and discard the husks.Shave off the kernels and milk the cob. (You milk the cob by running the back end of your blade down the cob to remove the yummy bits and juice remaining) 
  3. Saute onions, zucchini, bell pepper and corn until softened 
  4. Once your veggies are cooked, add them all together with apple cider vinegar, sea salt and black pepper
  5. In a blender, blend the soup until completely smooth
  6. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve
  7. Divide the chilled soup into bowls and top with Herby Cucumber Salad

 

Note: The herby salad should be made to serve and don’t get too caught up with the details! Use what you have on hand. I.e green onion could sub for French shallot. The original recipe called for parsley, but I used sunflower sprouts because that’s what I had in the fridge! It was delicious.

 

Inspired by http://withfoodandlove.com/chilled-summer-soup/

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Main Ingredient: Corn, peppers, zucchini
Categories: appetizers, soup, lunch, main course,