Asparagus & Watercress Gazpacho

by Kiran on June 17, 2014 · 11 comments

in Appetizer, Soups

Its awkward to dislike mails but I’m not going to shy away from admitting that I do dislike mails — a lot.

So, naturally, I’m in charge of making cold summer soups while he manned the mailbox. Compromise — an essential ingredient to a very happy marriage!

Asparagus & Watercress Gazpacho |
The reason for disliking mails is a simple one. About 95% of the incoming mails are JUNK. There’s paper everywhere and where are the environmental agencies on this matter? Why aren’t they chasing after all those marketing agencies that continues to waste precious resources and inherently contribute to what we refer to as “global warming”?

Asparagus & Watercress Gazpacho |
Don’t get me wrong — we do recycle. But its just TOO MUCH PAPER. Argh! Time to cool down with some gazpacho. Quickly. I don’t want to be responsible of global warming with a ranging temperament 😉

Asparagus & Watercress Gazpacho |

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Makes 4 servings


  • 1 lbs asparagus
  • 1 large handful of watercress
  • 4 stalks of green onions, chopped
  • 2 english cucumbers, diced
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • some ice cubes

garnish: drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, sliced radishes, pinch of black pepper, watercress


  1. Bring a pot of salted water to boil. Peel the tough stalks of asparagus and chop before adding into the salted boiling water. Blanch asparagus for a minute before shocking it into a large bowl of icy cold water.
  2. Drain and add the asparagus into a blender with the rest of ingredients. Blend until smooth.
  3. Garnish and serve immediately.


Asparagus & Watercress Gazpacho |
Off to shop for a new grill. Looking forward to a beautiful summer. Can’t say the same about the temperatures. Ack!

What are your general thoughts on global warming?


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1 Rosa June 17, 2014 at 1:10 PM

A refined combination and original gazpacho! I love the idea.




2 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ June 17, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Ahahah global warming… you’re funny Kiran! Fantastic photography, I can’t stop looking at these pics.
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3 Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health June 17, 2014 at 4:47 PM

i hate receiving any kind of mail unless its a hand written mail or a post card – which are soooo rare anymore. I love the use of very non traditional veggies for gazpacho, i cant wait to make these.
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4 Kari@Loaves n Dishes June 17, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Oooh, I hate mail too. I wonder if it’s a Florida thing, cuz my visiting family members are always amazed by how much we get. What I love though, is this gazpacho! Awesome flavors, just what I want for lunch on a hot day!
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5 Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 17, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Beautiful gazpacho, the green looks so cool and refreshing!
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6 Archana @ The Perfect Zest June 18, 2014 at 10:49 AM

you are too funny!

Gorgeous pics as always..
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7 Angie@Angie's Recipes June 18, 2014 at 11:34 AM

A great combination of flavours, Kiran. I really love the use of watercress here. Gorgeous green!
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8 Tanvi@SinfullySpicy June 18, 2014 at 1:56 PM

This is truly a summer treat. Light, cold & so healthy!
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9 DessertForTwo June 19, 2014 at 8:13 AM

I’m so with you. I only get the mail once a week, because it’s all I can handle. I sit outside on the porch and go through it. 95% is junk, you’re right. But this soup?! So lovely and bright!
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10 Karen (Back Road Journal) June 24, 2014 at 8:02 AM

Even if I didn’t like the ingredients in your gazpacho (I actually like them all), I would want to make your soup just from looking at your wonderful photos.
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11 Denise Browning@From Brazil To You July 23, 2014 at 8:14 PM

I love asparagus… In general, I eat them either steamed or sauteed but I’d be happy to use them to make this gazpacho. What a refreshing summer dish, Kiran!
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