France & Maman (Francoise)

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 A mother-daughter cooking duo from Paris to Brooklyn. Maman & France live 3,626 miles apart but connect everyday over yummy & mostly French recipes. Bon appetit!

CHILLED ALMOND SOUP (by Maman)

CHILLED ALMOND SOUP (by Maman)

Almond soup

Soups are not all meant to be enjoyed warm in the Winter time... this one is refreshingly creamy. Maman came up with this recipe from a Spanish recipe she read in a magazine when we lived in Hong Kong, a very hot and humid place where you're most often in the mood for refreshing recipes. She added her own touch to it to create a soup that is light, invigorating, vitamin-filled and quick to prepare. Bon appetit!


Serves 4  l  Difficulty: easy  l  Prep time: 25min  l  Total time: 25min


INGREDIENTS

2/3 cups of ground almonds 

1 garlic clove 

3/4 cup of tablespoon of olive oil 

1/2 tablespoon of cherry vinegar (use balsamic)

Pinch of coarse sea salt 

White grapes to garnish 

5 melon balls per person

STEPS

1. Mix the almonds with the garlic and the salt to make a paste. 

2. Thin paste very slowly with the oil.

3. Add the vinegar. 

4. Wet the bread with a lot of water and add to the paste, mixing well. Add more water if needed to obtain a creamy consistency. Process if necessary.

5. Serve very cold, garnished with peeled white grapes and melon balls.

 
 
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ROASTED BEET HUMMUS (by France)

ROASTED BEET HUMMUS (by France)