If gazpacho is not firmly planted in your rotation of summer meal staples, it should be. It certainly has become a regular item on the board at Souper Jenny, where a version of the chilled Spanish soup can be found on many summer days.
Traditional gazpacho is a bit like salsa that’s been bulked up with extra olive oil and dried bread. Though it’s cool and refreshing, the healthy fats and added carbohydrates make for a surprisingly hearty dish. In some of Souper Jenny’s best gazpachos, summer fruit adds an extra dimension of flavor while replacing the bread. The only thing the gazpacho loses is gluten.
A recent winner was bright orange cantaloupe gazpacho. Herbaceous, and not overly sweet, it’s the lunch equivalent of a nice, cool breeze on a screened porch. The popular Atlanta lunch chain also has served watermelon gazpacho this summer, along with several other chilled soups based on fruits that would look right at home on a tiki cocktail menu.
In Atlanta in mid-August, we’re all looking for relief from the heat. You might not be able to jump into a pool or eat ice cream every day on your lunch break, but Souper Jenny’s gazpacho is the next best thing.
Multiple locations. souperjennyatl.com.
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