From Vegetarian, Alice Hart, Murdoch Books, 2011.
I’m not a great fan of cold soups but I’m always willing to try recipes from this book because they have so far all proved to be well worth making.
The soup started off as though it were nothing more than a drink of vegetable juice. Spinach, carrots, celery and fresh ginger were put through a juicer and then the juice was placed in a blender. So far it was just a juice but, at this stage, avocado was added and when it was blended in the juice turned into a wonderfully smooth creamy mixture. Water was added and some flavour additions: soy sauce, Tabasco and lime juice.
It was served cold with some ice cubes. I tasted at this stage and, while it was all right, it seemed to be lacking something. The last stage of the recipe was to add a drizzle of sesame oil. This brought the whole thing to life. It was amazing the different that this made.
All in all, a healthy, easy to prepare soup, worth trying though possibly I wouldn’t make it again—however, come a really hot day, if Sydney ever gets another one this summer, I may give it another go.
Ease of cooking: ✔✔✔✔