Summer lunch sorted: Refreshing beetroot, wasabi and coconut gazpacho

East meets West with this refreshing twist on the classic soup that has roots in Spain. This is a super easy recipe to make and is ideal if you don’t have a lot of time but want something that’s a little more exciting to the tastebuds than a basic salad or sandwich. You can also make the soup a day in advance and keep it chilled in the fridge if you’re feeling organised. In this recipe we use beetroot for earthiness to balance the freshness of the Granny Smith apple, while the Eastern twist comes in the form of Wasabi that adds a hint of spice and the addition of coconut milk for a touch of creaminess.

 

Perfect for a hot summer’s day, you can make this for lunch or enjoy it as a light dinner after a long day of work.

 

REFRESHING BEETROOT, WASABI & COCONUT GAZPACHO

 

Recipe for 4 people

Preparation time:  30 minutes + 60 minutes chilling

 

 

UTENSILS

 

  • Chopping board
  • Blender

 

INGREDIENTS

 

  • 500 gr (cooked) beetroot.
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1. red onion
  • 40 gr fresh ginger
  • 400 ml beetroot juice
  • 300 ml coconut milk
  • 200 ml olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp wasabi paste
  • 200 ml     sushi seasoning
  • 100 ml red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • ¼ bunch dill
  • 3 green apple (Granny Smith)

 

 

PREPARATIONS

 

  • Slice the cooked and peeled beetroot in big chunks
  • Slice the pepper in half (length wise) and scrape out the seeds, making use of the back of a spoon
  • Peel the red onions and slice them in chucky pieces
  • Peel the ginger and cut it in big chunks too
  • Peel the garlic
  • Pluck the dill using the stems for the gazpacho and the rest for the garnish
  • Take out the core of the green apples and save one of the apples for the garnish
  • Put all the ingredients together in a blender and blitz it until nice and smooth.
  • Chill the soup in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour, so that it is nice and cold when you serve it

 

GARNISH

 

  • Cut the leftover apple in pieces. Add the soup to a nice bowl. Drizzle some good olive oil on top and finish it off with the apple and dill

 

Bon appetit!

 

Want to experience Rouhi for yourself? Experience a world where East meets West. A world where you can indulge body and mind, with food for the soul. At Rouhi, chef Renaud Goigoux presents a considered menu that uses only the most carefully sourced wholesome ingredients.

 

You will find Rouhi on the ground floor of House of Rituals, Spui Square, Amsterdam.

Renaud Goigoux

Renaud Goigoux

Renaud Goigoux is the head chef of Rouhi in Amsterdam, a new restaurant in collaboration with the flagship store: House of Rituals. Renaud, who previously worked in the Amsterdam kitchens of RIJKS® and Breda, has a passion for food, sustainability and health. Seasonality is at the core of his cooking, where the combination and simplicity of the vegetables he uses are the star of the show. In his free time, Renaud likes to get away from the city and get close to nature, where he spends time foraging for the restaurant.