Sunday, September 15, 2013

Melon Mustard Gazpacho - Vegan MoFo 2013 Day 10


Melon Mustard Gazpacho

This cold soup was the first recipe I created for this year's Vegan MoFo when I found out about it in August. But I hadn't found the right time to post it until now.

Since I kicked off MoFo with a tutorial on making Almond Mylk, I ended up posting various recipes related to that throughout the first week. Then early in the second week, there was a Creamy Tomato Basil Soup recipe which was a guest post on my blog by Manasa and I didn't want another soup recipe here very soon after that.

Today finally seems to be the right time for me to be sharing this. Since it's a weekend, I don't want to spend too much time online. So there are no HowDos and no stop-motion videos. Just a simple and refreshing recipe for you to quickly whip up and enjoy. :)

Melon Mustard Gazpacho

I grow my own organic mustard leaves by planting mustard seeds in a pot. These are very good for health and have a really delicious flavour. I recommend that you grow your own organic mustard leaves too if you have a garden or a well lit balcony where you can place potted plants. They grow very quickly and easily.

If you can't get your hands on mustard leaves, you can always use other greens. I suggest that you use something with a hint of spiciness to it, like arugula or radish greens.

Melon Mustard Gazpacho

1 Musk Melon
2 Tomatoes
1 C Mustard Leaves
1/2 Lime
1/8 tsp Salt

* De-seed, peel and cube the musk melon
* Cube the tomatoes
* Add the musk melon, tomatoes and mustard leaves into a blender jar
* Squeeze lime juice over them and add the salt
* Blend well (it's okay if a few small chunks are left)
* Serve fresh and raw
* Enjoy! :)

Melon Mustard Gazpacho

By the way, Rando is back. Yay! :)

For those of you who don't know, RandoMoFo is a randomiser for Vegan MoFo. Every time you visit RandoMoFo.com, a totally random Vegan MoFo participant's blog is loaded. And since I love surprises, this is my absolute favourite way to blog hop during MoFo and drool over all the delicious food posts.

Give it a go, you'll see why I like it so much. But let me warn you, Rando is a highly addictive fella. So if you're a Vegan MoFo blogger, first finish writing up your blog post for the day before you get on the Rando ride. ;)

12 comments:

  1. oh woww, what a vibrant colour!! and it sounds soo good!

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  2. Good to know about random mofo! I have barely browsed this mofo as I couldnt find the rss reader until now and I like this method! So good that you grow your own mustard greens!

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    1. Rando is so awesome, Niru! :)

      Hey those mustard greens are really easy to grow. You should try your hand at it.

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  3. Such a lovely combination of flavors. I never would have thought to pair up the cantaloupe with mustard but it makes perfect sense! What a lovely fresh soup Susmitha ;)

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    1. Thanks Angela. :) I'm glad that mustard was the only leafy veggie I had at home that day. It really make a brilliant combination with melon!

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  4. RandomMofo is really awesome! I also use feedly to organize the blogs I read, pretty nice feeder, too!

    Your Melon Mustard Gazpacho looks lovely - so green & refreshing!

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    1. I have a bunch of my favourite blogs loaded up on the Newsify app on my phone. That connects to Feedly. It's really helpful to have a reader. :)

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  5. YUMMY! This is beautiful and so creative!

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  6. Musk Melon and Mustard say that three times fast while chowing down on this beauty.

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    1. Haha it's hard enough to do that without chowing down on soup. I tried just now! LOL

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