A very simple soup that relies on a handful of ingredients for a balanced, but complex flavour and a smooth mouth feel. A little nutritional yeast (about 1T) also goes well with this dish, although it changes the colour.
4 pears, cored and chopped (about 3 cups)
1/2 cup of walnuts
1T of lemon juice
1 scallion, minced, with about 2″ of green reserved for garnish
2T of pomegranate seeds
1T of pomegranate juice
Sea salt and fresh chili or pepper to taste
Puree the walnuts until smooth (like a nut butter).
Add the lemon juice and sea salt and puree.
Add the pears and puree.
Add the minced scallions and stir to combine.
Chill for 20 minutes.
Season to taste.
Ladle into bowls.
Garnish with 1T of pomegranate seeds and scallion greens.
Dot the surface of the soup with a little fresh juice.