Sunday, September 13, 2009

White Grape Gazpacho and Pomegranate and Mint Popsicles (or Sorbet)

My super cute little helper (aka Wilson) and I made a couple light and fruity dishes yesterday…

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White Grape Gazpacho

Simply refreshing, great accompanist to a sandwich or salad.

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  • 2 1/2 cups seedless white grapes, plus more finely chopped or sliced, for garnish
  • 1 cup regular soy milk, chilled
  • 1/2 cup blanched slivered almonds
  • 2 scallions, white and green parts, chopped, plus more thinly sliced, for garnish
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

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Put the soy milk and almonds in the jar of a blender and puree until very smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes. With the motor running, slowly add the grapes, scallions and lime juice; season with salt and pepper and puree until well blended.

To serve, pour into a small bowls and garnish with chopped or sliced grapes and sliced scallions.

Recipe courtesy of 5 Ingredient Fix

Pom and Mint Popsicles/Sorbet

So far I’ve only had a couple spoonfuls of the sorbet. The sorbet has a great light, texture and the flavor was dynamo! I love the subtle hint of mint with the pomegranate.

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  • 1 cup Mint Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • 2 cups 100 percent pomegranate juice (recommended: Pom Wonderful)
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish

In a glass pitcher, combine the Mint Simple Syrup, pomegranate juice, and orange juice. Pour the pomegranate mixture into popsicle molds or an ice cream maker and freeze (I did a little of each).

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Mint Simple Syrup

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  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 packed cup packed fresh mint leaves

In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and mint leaves over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool for 20 minutes. Strain before using.

Recipe courtesy of Giadia at Home

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