Are you looking for a fast, easy and healthy summer meal that won't heat up your kitchen? I was. At the time I was also looking to avoid things possibly carrying E-HEC (thank goodness that's all figured out!). I happily remembered the chilled soup concept and went to see what one of my favorite cookbook authors, Rozanne Gold, had for recipes. Sure enough, I found a recipe for "roasted beet-orange soup with creme fraiche".
4 medium oranges (1 cup juice + 2T zest/240ml Saft + 2 Esslöffel Orangenschale)
8 oz/250g creme fraiche
1 lb roasted beets/ 500g röstete Rote Beete (I buy the packaged pre-cooked beets for 1.30 Euro)
Assemble your ingredients and blend or puree until smooth. I used my food processor and it took maybe 5 minutes.
Notice how there's no photo of the end result? No pretty bowl of pink soup with a little garnish? It was so good I forgot to take a picture of it when I sat down to enjoy a bowl...and it lasted for a few days!
I really love this easy recipe and will be making it often. I even find that it tastes a little bit like a dessert thanks to the natural sweetness of the orange juice. I think you'll like this, even if you say you don't like beets! (our neighbors LOVED it!)
What about you? Any favorite cold soups or other easy summer recipes? Share in the comments so we can all try something new!