Think of this no-cook soup as a Thai-flavored gazpacho. It's best with really lush summer tomatoes. Serve with a cold noodle dish for a quick summer meal. Adapted fromVegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons by Nava Atlas. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.
Cold Tomato-Mango Coconut Soup
- 4 medium lush ripe tomatoes finely diced
- 1 ripe mango peeled and finely diced
- ½ medium cucumber peeled, seeded, and finely diced
- ½ medium orange or yellow bell pepper finely diced
- 2 scallions thinly sliced
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro or more to taste, plus more for garnish
- Two 13.5-ounce cans light coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon good-quality curry powder
- ¼ cup peanut butter or peanut satay sauce thin out with warm water if too thick so it blends in with the soup base
- 2 to 4 tablespoons lime juice or to taste
- Salt to taste
- Sriracha sauce or dried hot red pepper flakes to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a serving container. Cover and refrigerate for an hour or two, until chilled.
- Taste and adjust the seasonings, then serve.
Per serving: Calories: 168; Total fat: 11g; Protein: 3g; Fiber: 2g; Carbs: 19g; Sodium: 46mg