Sunday, June 19, 2011

Mango Gazpacho

During a summer day nothing is as good as a cool gazpacho.  And, add some mangos to it and you are dreaming about sitting on the beach in Hawaii.   This recipe comes from Chef Nick Mastrascusa who works at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Hawaii.

For this recipe, I highly recommend selecting ripe mangoes.  Also yellow tomatoes, with their low-acidity, are used instead of the traditional red tomato. Make sure the mangoes and tomatoes are at their peak of ripeness for a big, rich flavor. Make sure to slowly blend in the olive oil so that the soup will have a velvety, smooth texture.  If you like your gazpacho a little less sweet, and slightly more tangy, use one mango versus two.

This soup is just not only delicious but also gorgeous with its yellow coloring. It is so easy to make, there really is no cooking required here.  And your guest will be astonished with how good this is.  Last, but not least, you can have a great time serving this soup: serve in bowls or martini glasses, use your imagination for decoration and enjoy!

Mango Gazpacho

Yields:  6 to 8 servings | Prep Time: 20 minutes | Chill Time: 4 hours

2 large ripe mangos (about 4 cups), peeled and roughly chopped
4 medium yellow tomatoes (about 4 cups), roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic
2 small shallots
1 cup roughly chopped European cucumber, plus 2 tablespoons additional, finely chopped, for garnish
1/2 cup roughly chopped celery
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil, plus additional for garnish
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Favorite hot sauce, for garnish

In a blender, combine all of the ingredients except the oil, the salt and pepper, and the garnishes, and process until smooth. Then, add the olive oil slowly so it blends into the soup. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

The thickness of the soup will be based on how ripe the mangos are. As there is no liquid in the recipe other than the vegetables, the riper the mangoes, the better.

Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Four hours before serving, chill small glass bowls or martini glasses.  You can store the soup in the refrigerator up to 2 days, if the soup is too thick after storage you may can put in some vegetable stock to thin it out.

When ready to serve, pour the soup into the bowls and garnish each one with some diced cucumber, a few drops of hot sauce and olive oil. Serve immediately and Enjoy!

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53 Responses to “Mango Gazpacho”

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — June 19, 2011 @ 7:24 pm

    holy hawaii, this sounds absolutely amazing! i love the tropical feel with the mangos but that it also holds the integrity of the typical gazpacho. yum!

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    Junia @ Mis Pensamientos — June 19, 2011 @ 8:15 pm

    ahhhh i love this recipe! mango + gazpacho sounds AMAZING!

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    Maris(In Good Taste) — June 20, 2011 @ 12:30 am

    What a combination! Can’t wait to make this for my mom!

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    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — June 20, 2011 @ 4:20 am

    What a beautiful twist on gazpacho! I just happen to have yellow tomatoes ripening soon. I’m definitely going to try this gazpacho with some of those homegrown tomatoes. Just a lovely recipe!

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — June 20, 2011 @ 5:15 am

    That looks fantastically refreshing! And I LOVE mangoes!

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    Dan — June 20, 2011 @ 5:47 am

    Looks excellent. I imagine it’d taste just as good, but look very different if we used red tomatoes.

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    Faith — June 20, 2011 @ 6:52 am

    My hubby loves anything with mango so I bet he’d love this. It looks really good.

    Have a great week ahead.

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    Magic of Spice — June 20, 2011 @ 9:54 am

    What beautiful flavors for a gazpacho…really does look gorgeous!

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    carolinaheartstrings — June 20, 2011 @ 11:02 am

    That looks fantastic. Cool, refreshing, wonderful tasting. Perfect for hot weather.

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    Nami @ Just One Cookbook — June 20, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

    What a nice summer food! My whole family loves mango and I’m sure we will all enjoy this dish!

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    purabi naha — June 20, 2011 @ 11:13 pm

    Oh, that’s an extraordinary recipe with mangoes!!! You deserve to be in Top 9!

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — June 21, 2011 @ 2:41 am

    What a nice bright, full-flavored summer soup.

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    BigFatBaker — June 21, 2011 @ 6:20 am

    This sounds so good. I haven’t made gazpacho before, but mango sounds right up my alley! And I just got back from Hawaii…this will bring me (taste wise) right back to the beach 🙂

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    Splendid Willow — June 21, 2011 @ 7:37 am

    It looks delicious but you know me about including fruit in salty dishes… But I am sure I am in the very minority and tthat this dish will make it to all the top recipe columns and I will look like the dumb one!



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    Gastronomic Nomad — June 21, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

    I just had the roasted tomatoes & peppers gazpacho I made last night for lunch! It was YMM YMM good. I’m looking forward to trying this one as well.

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    Jamie @ Wokintime — June 21, 2011 @ 4:58 pm

    Mango soup – YA-HUM! Gorgeous color too! Hooray for mango season!

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    Meena Thennaapan — June 22, 2011 @ 1:54 am

    looks yummy.

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    Shelby — June 22, 2011 @ 8:49 am

    I’m trying to figure out – is this savory or sweet? I’m thinking on the savory side, but one never knows? It is very interesting to say the least! I’ve never seen it.

    • Delishhh replied: — June 22nd, 2011 @ 5:49 pm

      Shelby – Savory – i would not like it if it was sweet. And i have even made it with just one mango too which i actually prefer better – but i like mine gazpacho’s on the vinegary side.

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    La Phemme Phoodie — June 22, 2011 @ 9:12 am

    I just started cooking/baking with mango. I’m obsessed. This looks like a perfect soup for the hot weather we’ve been having.

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    cookingrookie — June 22, 2011 @ 11:55 am

    It looks so pretty! Bravo 🙂

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    Katarina — June 23, 2011 @ 12:56 am

    Hi! This looks really delicious! Have a great day!

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    Splendid Willow — June 23, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

    Hi my dear friend,

    Just popping over again to wish you and hubby a great Midsummer! And make sure that my family does not skip any Swedish rituals! (:

    Hugs to you


    P.S I will call from Portland.

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    Eliana — June 24, 2011 @ 7:55 am

    I would have never thought of making a gazpacho out of mango but what a fantastic idea. It’s one of my favorite fruits so this is definitely a must make for me. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    Privet and Holly — June 24, 2011 @ 3:28 pm

    Oh my goodness,
    this looks amazing and
    so different! I love
    mango, so this sounds
    just delicious.
    xx Suzanne

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    Michelle Benoit (ChocolateCentral) — June 24, 2011 @ 8:16 pm

    Wow! Wow! Wow! I love mangoes. Fortunately I live in Mangolandia (Central Mexico) and mangoes are at their peak right now and cheap. I’ll make this tomorrow. Today’s almost over, otherwise I’d make it today.

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    Lisa~~ — June 24, 2011 @ 9:31 pm

    This looked so wonderful I just had to make it! I did a few changes and we just adore the recipe, so-much-so that I’m making it again tomorrow. We love Gazpacho with fruit as I’ve made a Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho which is a regular during the summer for us and now this one will be on our menu too. I linked back to your post in my blog post. Thanks for posting such a wonderful recipe.

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    marla — June 27, 2011 @ 5:20 am

    Mango Gazpacho soup – how inventive & fabulous!
    It is vegetarian week at Get Grillin’ we would love if you submitted up to any 3 recipes (they don’t have to be grilled) to our link up. This one would be perfect!
    This week we have a ManPans giveaway.

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    Roxana GreenGirl — June 27, 2011 @ 8:17 pm

    I love gazpacho but never tried mango one. Now, as a mango lover I simply can not let this recipe without being bookmarked. can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing

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    Katherine Martinelli — June 28, 2011 @ 9:55 am

    Such a gorgeous recipe! I just love it. Perfect for summer, so refreshing – mango and tomatoes? Yum! I had an awesome peach gazpacho the other day but these sounds even more amazing.

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    Helen in Houston — July 7, 2011 @ 7:46 pm

    AWESOME – Deliciously refreshing with that hint of sweetness from the mangoes. I’ve added this to my personal favorites!

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    Cookin' Canuck — July 10, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

    What a beautiful color and an awesome concept for a dessert!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — July 11, 2011 @ 7:18 am

    This is a great idea! How fantastic for a summer party.

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    Barbara | Creative Culinary — July 11, 2011 @ 1:40 pm

    Oh yum. Really…what more can I say?

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    Kate@Diethood — July 16, 2011 @ 8:15 am

    That looks so good!! I am not a gazpacho fan, but I’ve never tried one with mango… this will definitely change my mind about it! Beautiful!

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    Astrid — July 18, 2011 @ 7:41 am

    I really want to give this a try! Love your Swedish recipes, btw – I am half Swedish and spent a year there in High School. 🙂

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    Jeanette — July 24, 2011 @ 1:10 pm

    I love mangos and gazpacho – will definitely be trying this beautiful cold soup!

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    Sophia Farrell — December 11, 2011 @ 5:24 pm

    What a nice summer food! It looks really good. mango + gazpacho sounds AMAZING!

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