Saturday, February 6, 2016

Chocolate Gazpacho for Super Bowl or Valentine's Day

So many great foods to serve for Super Bowl Sunday, but here's one that's right up my alley: Chocolate Gazpacho. I love Chocolate Soup! This Chocolate Gazpacho recipe is from Chef Mat Schuster of San Francisco’s Canela Bistro & Wine Bar. Thank You, Mat, for permission to post! And, of course, this Chocolate Gazpacho would be great to serve on Valentine's Day! It's quite versatile!

Chocolate Gazpacho

3 Tbsp unsweetened dark Cocoa Powder
2 cloves garlic
1 small shallot, diced
1 Tbsp Spanish Sherry Vinegar
1/2 cup Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 cup cucumber
1/4 cup bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup to 1 cup cold water
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Place all ingredients into pitcher of blender and blend until smooth. Add enough water to make consistency of choice, but make sure you don’t dilute the flavor.
Season with salt and pepper and refrigerate to chill the soup.
Before serving, garnish with chocolate shavings. You can also add croutons for a crunch.

1 comment:

Lynn said...

Wow, this looks so interesting! I'm going to print it out and save it for when our garden is producing lots of peppers and cucumbers. I have had a hankering for chocolate (always) but am trying to eat lighter (sigh). But this recipe might fill the bill. Today I am going to bake some choc. chip cookies, recipe from Cooking Light, so we shall see if that's even a thing -- good cookies that are "light." Sigh.