Hot soups warm you up; chilled soups cool you down, a perfect way to take the heat off on a fall afternoon. The perfect seedless grape variety for this fresh tasting soup is Himrod.

White Gazpacho

Hot soups warm you up; chilled soups cool you down, a perfect way to take the heat off on a fall afternoon. The perfect seedless grape variety for this fresh tasting soup is Himrod.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup vegetable stock or light chicken stock
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed mint leaves
  • 3 cups seedless yellow or green grapes
  • 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup whole almonds
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh mint leaves

Directions

Place the stock, cucumber, mint, 2 cups of grapes, ½ cup yogurt, almonds, salt and pepper in a food processor. Process until smooth. Transfer to a glass bowl.

Chop the remaining grapes. Stir them into the bowl along with the remaining yogurt. Chill for at least 2 hours. Ladle into chilled cups or small soup bowls and garnish with fresh mint.

Makes 6 servings.