Creamy cucumber & dill gazpacho with pea salsa & sumac

Creamy cucumber & dill gazpacho with pea salsa & sumac

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From
Lagom
Serves
4
Photographer
Yuki Sugiura

This is my Swedish take on a Mediterranean classic. The Greek yogurt and avocado give it a wonderfully creamy texture and trick you into thinking you are having something really quite rich and indulgent when actually this is a fresh and light dish with a major focus on veg. Add the chillies according to your taste – they vary a lot, so do taste a little before deciding. I prefer a decent kick.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 cucumber, roughly chopped
2 yellow peppers, roughly chopped
1-2 green chillies, finely chopped
1/2 garlic clove, very finely chopped
2 spring onions, roughly chopped
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 avocado, stoned, peeled and cubed
200g greek yogurt, plus extra to serve
1 small bunch mint, roughly chopped
1 small bunch dill, roughly chopped
pinch sugar, or to taste
sumac, for sprinkling

For the salsa

Quantity Ingredient
100g frozen peas
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
1 lemon, zested and juiced

Method

  1. Blitz the cucumber, peppers, chillies, garlic, spring onions, 2 tablespoons of the oil and all but 1 tablespoon of the cubed avocado together in a food processor. Add the yogurt and most of the herbs and continue to blend until smooth. Season with salt, pepper and sugar to taste. Add a little water if the soup seems too thick.
  2. Blanch the peas in a pan of boiling water for just a minute, then refresh in cold water. Drain thoroughly, then mix with the red onion, lemon juice and zest, remaining oil and reserved avocado. Sprinkle in any leftover herbs.
  3. To serve, pour into chilled bowls and top with a dollop of yogurt, the pea salsa and a sprinkling of sumac.
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