Kids Kitchen: White Gazpacho

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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.

Easy Healthy Recipe for White Gazpacho, an easy cold soup that kids can help make, with a creamy texture, a flavour profile similar to Caesar dip - kids love it, and can help make this recipe from start to finish!

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.

Little Chef: White Gazpacho

Little Chef: White Gazpacho

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 thick slice white bread
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 25 seedless green grapes
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2-3 Tablespoons white wine vinegar, optional
  • 3 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Avocado, for garnish
  • Alfalfa sprouts, for garnish

Instructions

  1. First, shred up a slice of thick, white bread, and then pour 1/3 cup of vegetable stock overtop. Set aside for 5 minutes while you do the other tasks.
  2. Count out 25 grapes, and either cut or press a clove of garlic.
  3. Count out 25 grapes, and either cut or press a clove of garlic.
  4. Then chop up a cucumber with your crinkle cutter.
  5. Add all ingredients to the blender, along with 1/2 cup almonds, cover your ears, and puree!
  6. Transfer all ingredients to a big bowl, whisk in 1/2 cup cream, 1/2 cup yogurt, and 3-and-1/2 tablespoons oil. Season with salt and pepper, and chill for at least an hour. (The original recipe also called for white wine vinegar, and toppings of avocado and sprouts, but we skipped those ingredients to make it more kid-friendly.)

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2 Comments

  1. This is so sweet! I love seeing kids explore the joy of cooking 😉 I am going to share this recipe with my kids. I think they are going to love it!

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