Grilled pineapple has got to be one of my top 10 favorite things to work with- it's simply delish by itself. Chopped up in grain salad with mustard vinaigrette is so good too. Or try a drenching of homemade caramel sauce, it just kills!
Been there, done that. This time I yearned for something fresh. The late summer sun is beating through the windows and the air conditioning never seems to shut off. That's when it hit me- gazpacho!
Classically made with tomatoes, gazpacho is a chilled Spanish soup from fresh ingredients. Throw some fruit and vegetables in a blender and your done.
Well, you could be done. Typically you are done. But this is Fat and Happy, where we like to see if we can take a dish to the next level without a ton of extra work.
The soup alone is really nice, but nice guys finish last. Enter a slice of chorizo. Like James Dean (or Fonzie, depending on your age) showing up, everything just became a little cooler. Fat and Happy cool. Chorizo, goat cheese and avocado, it's like a little appetizer for your soup. Stab a piece of pineapple, pepper and cucumber for the vegan option.
Make this Fat and Happy chilled soup before summer runs out, then sit back and let the wind blow through your hair.
Fat and Happy Food Blog Tips and Techniques: Pineapple is an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese. It is also a good source of vitamin B1, vitamin B6, folate, copper and dietary fiber. Cucumber phytonutrients play a key role in providing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.