On a hot summer day, there's nothing quite as refreshing as a chilled soup to cool you down and satisfy your taste buds. Enter the vibrant and flavorful Summer Soup: Yellow Gazpacho with Curry and Spicy Shrimp.
Good gazpachos (really all soups) should contain some extra virgin olive oil - and we love to use our NEW Chef's Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil! It's the perfect balance of light buttery notes and peppery green flavors to really bring out the vegetables and spices in the gazpacho.
AND a dash of our NEW Persian Lime Balsamic Vinegar really adds a nice citrus zest to our spicy shrimp, especially since it's a white balsamic vinegar base, and not too intense. It's truly the perfect balance of flavors!
With the help of a food processor, a few essential ingredients, and a touch of curry, this yellow gazpacho recipe will leave you longing for more.
PLUS: there are two fun ways to serve it! For lunch or dinner for a few people, serve in a bowl with the shrimp atop. For a party or appetizer, make a shooter! The gazpacho in a shot glass with a shrimp skewer on top is not only delicious but adorable and a great snack your guests will love.
So grab your apron, gather your ingredients, and get ready to embark on a culinary journey that will keep you refreshed all summer long.
Summer Soup: Yellow Gazpacho with Curry and Spicy Shrimp
What is Gazpacho?
Gazpacho is a chilled soup originating from Spain, typically made with fresh vegetables with olive oil, vinegar, and other seasonings. Red gazpachos typically contain red tomatoes, red bell peppers, tomato juices, etc. Yellow gazpachos often contain yellow tomatoes, yellow bell pepper, corn and more. You can really get creative when serving this refreshing cold soup!
This twist on the traditional gazpacho combines the bright hues of yellow squash, yellow onion, with the delicious spices of yellow curry, creating a feast for the eyes and the palate. The beauty of gazpacho lies in its simplicity and the use of fresh produce, making it the perfect dish to celebrate the bountiful offerings of the farmer's market.
- 1/3 cup Chef's Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 4 cups yellow squash, deseeded
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 3 tablespoons minced clove garlic
- 1 tablespoon hot curry
- 6 cups vegetable stock base
- 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
Spicy Shrimp Ingredients:
- 2 pounds (13-15) shrimp
- 1/4 cup Persian Lime Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 lime, zested and juiced
- 3 tablespoons chipotle powder
- 1/2 tablespoon salt
- 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
- 1/3 cup Chef's Blend EVOO
Curried Yellow Squash Gazpacho:
- Sauté onions and garlic in EVOO on medium-high heat until translucent
- Add diced yellow squash, and cook the mixture on medium heat for 20-30 minutes with hot curry until squash is tender
- Add vegetable stock and simmer for an additional 30 min
- Add to blender and blend until smooth
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place in cooler to chill
- Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix well, allow shrimp to marinate for a couple of hours (1-2 hrs)
- For shooters as an appetizer, add shrimp to short skewers
- If over a large bowl, leave off skewers
- Grill shrimp 2-3 minutes per side
For shooters: Place gazpacho in shot glass, top with shrimp skewer, and serve.
For small bowl: Place gazpacho in bowls, and top with shrimp and other desired toppings.
If not ready to serve, store it in an airtight container for future enjoyment.
Time to Serve and Enjoy!
This Yellow Gazpacho with Curry and Spicy Shrimp is a true delight on a warm summer day. Its vibrant yellow color, refreshing flavors, and hint of curry make it a standout dish that will impress your guests and invigorate your senses.
Plus our Chef's Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil and a small amount of vinegar (Persian Lime to be exact) make a HUGE flavor impact that this dish just won't be the same without.
Whether enjoyed as a shooter in a first course/appetizer, or an entree/side dish, this yellow gazpacho will leave a lasting impression. Don't forget to experiment with possible toppings, such as diced cucumber, corn kernels, or even a sprinkle of finely chopped hard-boiled eggs.
So savor the flavors of summer, embrace the simplicity of this dish, and let the yellow gazpacho be a highlight of your next gathering in cute shooters. PLUS - don't forget to download your own copy of the recipe below!