I know you guys are all checking back on a Friday night for my second pumpkin recipe.
With the never ending can of pumpkin, I really wanted to make something savory and have also been wanting to make some sort of gazpacho. I love soup except when it is 90 degrees it isn’t really the kind of thing you think about eating, right? Gazpacho is a different story though. I have actually never made one before, so this was a total guess on if it was going to work out.
I ended up making a Mint Pumpkin Almond Gazpacho. OK, that name alone sounds kind of gross. Does mint really go with pumpkin? But trust me that it is good. Since I can’t taste things from anyone’s taste buds but my own, I’m not going make any guarantees but I wouldn’t post it if I didn’t think you would really like it.
Cold soup can be kind of…interesting to eat. When you see a bowl full of soup, you automatically think of it being warm. But when you take a bite and it is cold, it throws you off a bit. The combination of flavors are interesting and unique to say the least but I think they do a good job to make a filling, delicious soup…yet one which is also really refreshing, which is a requirement of gazpacho.
Another thing that I love, besides the intriguing taste, is the fact that you literally can throw this together in a matter of minutes. It doesn’t require any cooking and if you were making for a dinner party, could be put together a day or two in advance—which causes for less stress the day of.
To make, simply combine the following:
½ cup pumpkin
½ cup almonds
½ cup mint leaves (not packed)
1 clove garlic
¾ cup almond milk
Dash of honey
Salt and pepper to taste
Then blend away, and voila!
I even had enough pumpkin after this to still make pumpkin overnight oats. YUM! These were the best overnight oats I have had in awhile. They were just: 1/3 cup oats, 1/3 or so cup pumpkin, 1 T chia seeds, a few drops of honey, 1/4-1/2 cup soymilk, handful of frozen berries. Stir it all up and put in the fridge overnight! Then this morning I crumbled a pumpkin cookie on top!
And with that, I’m off to get ready . Have a great weekend!
Also…We may not be posting tomorrow because my mom is up north and fingers crossed, I am hoping to go to Lollapalooza. IF I can get a ticket. I might try to set something in the AM though.