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Watercress gazpacho

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Watercress gazpacho
Watercress gazpacho
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe A twist on the classic tomato gazpacho, this refreshing chilled soup recipe is ideal for serving on a hot summer's day. Loaded with healthy veggies, including watercress, cucumber and avocado, and topped with tasty smoked salmon, it can be whipped up in just 10 minutes and left in the fridge for a quick, easy meal in seconds.

Ingredients

  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 2tbsp cider vinegar
  • Half a cucumber (about 200g), peeled, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 2 spring onions, peeled and roughly chopped
  • a green pepper, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and stoned
  • 75-100g bag fresh watercress
  • 1 piece of ready poached salmon (about 125g)

This soup is very refreshing so is perfect for serving in small portions as a palette cleanser or amuse-bouche

Method

  1. Put all the ingredients, except the salmon, in a blender with 100ml cold water. Whizz until well blended. Sieve for a smooth soup. Season. Chill until ready to serve.
  2. Spoon cold soup into 4 small bowls and add flakes of salmon on top. Season with salt flakes and black pepper.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 200(kcal)
  • Fat 17.0g
  • Saturates 3.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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