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A Summer Soup and Starter Recipe for the Healthy You

Here is a great combination of a summer soup and starter recipes which will surely help you get started on your summer diet.

Summer mint and pea soup

This is a great soup to opt for which is a no cooking recipe. You can easily whip up this refreshing and nutritious soup, which will be filled as well.

Ingredients to use

  • 450 gm of frozen peas
  • 800 ml of hot water
  • 1 tbsp of vegetable bouillon in powder form
  • Handful of chopped mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp of cream

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Method of preparation

The method of creating the soup is a simple one. You need to add the frozen peas to a blender and add the hot water. Once the peas have defrosted, save one tbsp of peas and add in the remaining ingredients. Once the mint and vegetable bouillon powder is added, blitz the mixture till you get a smooth mixture. Add in salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle the soup with cream and add in chopped mint leaves on top along with the remaining peas.

Fresh and smoked salmon based starter

When you are opting for a healthy, no cooking soup, you can make it into a complete and healthy lunch by adding this nutritious salmon based dish on the side. This dish can also act as a starter for a dinner party. Once you have mastered it, you can prepare it from before and opt for taking it along when you are off to work.

Ingredients to use

  • 600 gm of salmon fillet, skinless
  • 100 gm of butter
  • 200 gm of smoked salmon
  • Two lemons
  • Chili or harissa paste, half a teaspoon

8Method of preparation

You can begin preparing the dish by placing the salmon fillets in a single layer in a dish which is microwave friendly. Add in salt, pepper and butter. Cover the mixture with cling film and cook for about five to six minutes on high heat. You could also put it in a frying pan along with seasoning and poach in boiling water for a similar duration. At the time of putting the mixture in a food processor, add in the butter. Once the fish mixture has cooled, run it in a food processor and add in lemon juice. You can now add in the smoked salmon along with chili or harissa paste, lemon juice and seasonings. You can run the mixture till it is fine, but with a little texture. Put the salmon mixture in a dish for freezing and add in the remaining butter in heated form on top. You can have it served with garlic bread or on crackers, as per the occasion.

The above mixture can be preserved for later use as well. You can use it on bread along with a soup for a light and healthy meal like lunch. Alternatively, the mixture can be preserved to be served on crackers as a starter with drinks. For Alternative Delicious Indian Vegetarian Soups, Go Here. For summers you could go for the no cooking and cool soups for lunch meals and the heavier ones for dinner time.

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