I’m a huge fan of vegetable and quite capable of filling my tummy with ridiculous amount of them in every meal. For this reason, juicing holds little appeal to me. Why would I sacrifice all that interesting texture? Why would I need to mask the vegetal flavours with sweet fruit? Why gulp when I can chew? Vegetable is beautiful and delicious in their own right. I want to enjoy them in all their green (red, yellow, purple or brown) glory.
For similar reason, I yawn at pureed soup. They are not unlike the savoury cousin of your morning glass of green juice—one dimensional. I prefer soup that is hearty and chunky with multitude of flavours. Therefor, it was a complete surprise that I fell head over heels for this creamy Green Gazpacho from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty.