Chilled Soups from the Norfolk Farmers Market

Chilled Soups from the Norfolk Farmers Market

As promised, below you'll find the recipes for each of the chilled soups that were sample during our last Cook the Market demo. We've got another hot week ahead so these will be perfect!

Chilled Blueberry Soup with Basil and Lime

Makes 1 quart

  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup chopped basil
  • 1 cup cold chamomile tea

Make a simple syrup by combining the sugar, 1 cup water and basil and heat until sugar has dissolved. Let basil steep for 30 minutes. Strain and return to heat with tea and bring to boil. Poach berries for 5 minutes. Let cool. Whiz in a blender with lime juice, strain and garnish with freshly chopped basil, a dollop of yogurt and freshly grated lime zest.

Golden Beet Gazpacho

  • 1 bunch golden beets boiled, peeled and chopped

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved or about 1 # of tomatoes, seeded and chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed or grated

  • 1 shallot or 1/2 bunch of scallions chopped

  • 1 small red or yellow pepper, chopped

  • 1 small cucumbers, peeled, seeded, chopped

  • 2 -3 Tbsp Sherry Vinegar

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • Salt and pepper

Add first 6 ingredients together in a blender with 1 cup water. When smooth, slowly add olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and strain into a container. Let chill for several hours for flavors to develop. Garnish with extra chopped cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and fresh cilantro.

Zucchini Soup with Buttermilk and Tarragon

  • 2 medium size zucchini, thinly sliced, about 3 cups

  • 1 small potato chopped

  • 1 small onion

  • 1 quart veggie stock

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley

  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped tarragon

  • Salt and pepper

  • Olive oil

Cook the onion in olive oil until soft. Add potato, zucchini and stock. Cook until veggie are tender, about 10 - 15 mins. Cool completely. Puree in a blender with tarragon and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with sour cream and more chopped parsley.