Ha ha ha ha what is this?
This is an entry into Bad Grandma’s Recipe Hell collection of wacky fun recipes from yesteryear. Read on to learn how you can get a free Bad Grandma dishtowel if you make this recipe for yourself.
The photo above is just a guess of what Pink Green Goddess soup looks like because the original cookbook has no picture with it. Bad Grandma has no freaking idea what this stuff looks like or what could have led the cookbook authors to think this was an appetizing name for a bowl of soup.
That being said…this shit is probably pretty good though. Tomato, green chiles, sour cream – those are like Bad Grandma’s three essential food groups.
But note the oddity here. This recipe calls for condensed “cream of tomato soup,” which is…what exactly? After a cocktail-fueled internet search, Grandma found this stuff on campbells.uk. It looks like cream of tomato is a thing sold in the UK and, uh, it’s only vaguely tomato colored though the site promises it is “full of flavour.”
Here in the U S of A, we have Campbell’s condensed tomato soup... so feel free to use it in this recipe if you make it. Besides, the ½ cup of sour cream is gonna cream it up good anyhow.
Variety is the spice of pink soup apparently
Let’s talk about the variations at the bottom of the recipe.
Adding cheese sounds great (unless you are lactose intolerant or vegan at which point this whole recipe is a nightmare.)
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE CORN?! This addition makes Bad Grandma pause. Corn-studded pink soup sounds like it would be hard to choke down, no matter how good it might taste.
Also. The cauliflower garnish. What.
You know you want to make this pink shit, don't you.
Bad Grandma suspects that one hasn’t truly lived until having eaten pink soup. So if you make a bowl of it and send me photos, I’ll send you the free Bad Grandma dishtowel of your choice.
As always, if you want to alter the recipe some to make it easier or more pleasant for your palate, go right ahead – I’ll still send ya the towel. (Like, maybe add in just a fuckton of corn.)
Just send your photos and contact info to grandma (at) badgrandmadesigns.com. I can’t wait to post your souptastic creations.
For the love of all that is pink,
P.S. This recipe was sent to us by Jean B. who has a great 80s cookbook full of strange and wondrous vintage foodstuffs. Bad Grandma will be sending Jean a free dishtowel of her choice as a thank you.
If you have a fun vintage recipe, send it along. If we use it in Recipe Hell, Bad Grandma will send you a free dishtowel too!
Bad Grandma reserves the right to end this recipe challenge at any time. But I’ll let everyone know before I do 😊. Photo credit: Sandi Clarke on Upsplash