Chilled Kiwi Cucumber Soup
Chilled Kiwi Cucumber Soup : easy, refreshing naturally vegan, gluten-free soup that is ready in 30 minutes or less!
My love for chilled soup started with gazpacho & vichyssoise. I was on the fence about eating chilled soup but we instantly bonded after my first spoon. What is not to love about chilled, no-cook, refreshing soup packed with so many nutrients straight out of the bowl. Chilled soup is a sweet situation especially if you have aforementioned problem I am dealing with these days. Also called laziness and unwillingness to mess with the stove when it is 100+ degrees outside. I hope you will join me in diving into Chilled Kiwi Cucumber Soup, which screams all things Summer and delicious. Let's do this friends!
I received free samples of Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit, a new variety from Zespri that are a natural cross between gold varieties of kiwifruit. I was pleasantly surprised with Sungold Kiwifruit - first of all, it is yellow on the inside with a smooth, hairless skin on the outside. I found them to be lot more softer, juicier, and sweeter than the green kiwifruit that I am familiar with. Usually, I enjoy my fruits straight up or in the form of fruit salad.
With Sunfruit kiwi because of it's softer texture, I took the chilled soup route inspired by gazpacho. It works you guys! It feels like you are sitting at a spa...and getting major detox treatment - hello hydrating cucumber, tangy tajin spice, and delicious kiwis. On a side note: If eating fruits is a struggle, I suggest you run to the nearest Mexican store and pick up tajin spice asap - it goes so well with tropical fruits.
Also --> 5 Ways to Eat More Fruits & Veggies! Did you know that one serving (2 kiwifruit) of SunGold provides three times more vitamin C than an orange and as much potassium as a medium banana. It is a good source of antioxidant vitamin E.
You can use both green and Sungold kiwifruit as a meat tenderizer. They have an enzyme called actinidin that helps break down the protein to improve the digestion as well as serve as a meat tenderizer. Simply peel and mash a kiwifruit and spread over meat or make a kiwifruit marinade.
Chilled Kiwi Cucumber Soup
Author: Dixya @Food, Pleasure, and Health
- 1 lb kiwi,peeled and scooped (I used 4 Sungold, 2 green variety)
- 1 large cucumber, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1 large lemon squeezed
- 3 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoon tajin seasoning
- salt, pepper
- In a blender, combine kiwi, cucumber, garlic, and 1 teaspoon tajin seasoning. Pour olive oil slowly and puree everything together. Season with salt, pepper, and more tajin seasoning as needed.
- Allow it to chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.
“I received free samples of Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I amentering a recipe contest sponsored by Zespri Kiwifruit and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”