This Will Blow Your Mind – You’ve Just Gotta Try It!

  • mango gazpacho with crab and jalapeno relish

Delightfully Hot and Cold – All at the Same Time!

Don’t be fooled by the picture, this is a chilled soup, not some fancy new drink! It is a fruit gazpacho, topped with a crab, lime and jalapeno relish.

This light and elegant chilled soup could be served as a light lunch, maybe with a salad. It would fit in perfectly as a brunch offering. Or it could be served as a refreshing appetizer or first course when you are entertaining guests. It has the perfect combination of fruity sweetness, acidity (from lime juice and vinegar), and spicy heat.

The best part about it, however, is that in spite of how elegantly you can serve it, this recipe is incredibly easy to prepare. Your family and guests will think you worked for hours getting this just right. But the truth is that it can be done in minutes, and only has to chill for an hour before you serve it. Don’t you love it already? Just wait until you taste it!

Chilled soups are a great idea for summer family meals, as well as for summer entertaining, both casual and more formal. As soups go, they are generally easy to prepare and take very little time out of your day. After all, you don’t have to supervise or monitor them as they chill in your fridge!


Quick Tip:  Okay, I tricked you with that photo. By now, you realize that this is not a drink, at all. Instead, it’s a chilled fruit gazpacho. But if you are preparing it for a party, serving it in glasses makes a unique and elegant way of presenting it to your guests. Just be sure that you provide them with spoons so that they can get every last morsel of that crab relish.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Carol at From a Chef’s Kitchen

By | 2017-07-31T15:53:01+00:00 July 31st, 2017|001, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish|1 Comment

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  1. Jeanne Lind August 6, 2017 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    Sounds great going to serve them at the next pot luck

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