Soup might not be the first thing that you think of when brainstorming easy healthy recipes for the kids to help out with in the kitchen, but gazpacho is such a great kids kitchen project!
Gazpacho is cold soup, and there are so many (delicious) ways to make it.
This is a white gazpacho from the cookbook Home Made Summer and the kids all loved it – we’ve already made it twice.
This easy recipe is basically just assembly work. You gather all ingredients, puree in blender, and then add a couple of finishing touches of seasoning before chilling.
The recipe steps could easily be divided up for different children to each handle their own tasks, but the recipe is simple enough that my 3 year old made the full recipe by herself – counting to 25 was the hardest part.
This white gazpacho is very creamy and the flavour is reminiscent of a Caesar-style vegetable dip. The kids loved it, but I got a bit bored of it — a swirl of good balsamic vinegar or some crunchy toppings as suggested in the Homemade Summer cookbook may have made all of the difference. However, I loved that it contained so much protein and was a savoury way to enjoy some dairy.
We served it with some fresh avocado slices this time, and when we made it a second time for our “/t/ is for tennis” mini-unit, we topped it with some fresh cooked peas.
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