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Soup course

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Cucumber-Buttermilk Gazpacho

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup whole blanched almonds
  • 1/2 cup sliced blanched almonds, for serving
  • 4 ounces rustic white bread, crust removed, bread cut into chunks
  • 2 1/2 pounds Kirby or regular cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped (about 4 3/4 cups), plus 1 unpeeled cucumber, diced, for serving (about 9 cucumbers total)
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 cup cold water, plus more if needed
  • 1 large ripe beefsteak tomato, diced, for serving
  • 4 scallions, sliced, for serving
  • 1/2 bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley, for serving
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Golden Beet Soup

Other Ideas:
Carrots, Golden beets, Soups
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium leeks, white and pale-green parts only, halved lengthwise, cut into 1/4-inch half-moons, and rinsed well
  • Coarse salt
  • 2 bunches small golden beets (about 3 pounds with greens) peeled and cut lengthwise into 3/4-inch wedges (about 5 cups)
  • 1 bunch medium carrots (about 8 carrots; 12 ounces), peeled and cut on the diagonal into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, flesh cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 7 cups homemade or low-sodium store-bought chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 8 chives, cut into 1-inch pieces, for serving
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Spring Onion Soup

Time:60 mins
Other Ideas:
Scallions, Soups
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Polka-Dot Pea Soup

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound (about 1 1/2 cups) leeks, white and light-green parts only, washed well and thinly sliced
  • 3 1/2 cups homemade or low-sodium canned chicken stock
  • 4 cups fresh shelled peas, or 2 ten-ounce packages frozen peas, thawed
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
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Cream of Celery Soup

Other Ideas:
Celery, Cream, Soups
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 10 pale-green inner ribs celery, coarsely chopped (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped shallots
  • 1 small russet potato (about 6 ounces), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • Coarse salt
  • 6 cups homemade or low-sodium store-bought chicken stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, or to taste
  • Very thin baguette, toasted
  • Pale-green celery leaves, for garnish
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Basic Chicken Soup

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Pear and Autumn-Vegetable Soup

Ingredients
  • 2 medium Bartlett pears (8 to 10 ounces each) and 4 small Bartlett pears (about 6 ounces each)
  • 1 sugar pumpkin or butternut squash (about 1 pound), peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 turnip (about 3 ounces), trimmed, peeled, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 sprig fresh sage
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
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Lentil and Swiss Chard Soup

Time:1 hour
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup lentils, picked over and rinsed
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, in juice
  • 2 bunches (about 1 1/2 pounds total) Swiss chard, stalks cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces, leaves torn into 2-inch pieces (keep stalks and leaves separate)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Bread, for serving (optional)
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Curried Cauliflower Soup

Time:45 mins
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Chilled Yogurt-Spinach Soup with Shrimp

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cucumbers (about 1 pound), peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 containers (7 ounces each) plain low-fat Greek yogurt (2 percent)
  • 1 3/4 cups low-sodium store-bought chicken broth
  • 2 scallions (white and pale-green parts cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces, dark-green parts julienned)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 ounces baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped plus 1 teaspoon red onion
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon, freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 pound rock shrimp, rinsed well
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