7.17.2010

Souper Saturday!

"Good manners: The noise you don't make when you're eating soup."
-Bennett Cerf

Hello! I know it is summer, but I decided to bring back Souper Saturday! There are so many great cold soup recipes that I can share, that I decided, WHY NOT! If you have never had a cold soup, the first time that you try one it is odd. However, they are very enjoyable and a great summertime meal! Enjoy!

"There is nothing like soup. It is by nature eccentric: no two are ever alike, unless of course you get your soup in a can."
-Laurie Colwin


Cucumber Soup
Servings: 4

Ingredients:

* 1 small sweet onion, finely diced (about 1 cup)
* 3 tsp minced Garlic
* 1 seedless cucumber, peeled
* 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
* 2 containers (6 oz each) plain yogurt
* 8 oz sour cream
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 2 Tbsp finely chopped mint

Equipment Needed:

1.) Food processor
2.) Soup pan

Directions:

1.) Heat 3 Tbsp water in pan on medium heat.
2.) Add onion and garlic.
3.) Cook, stirring, about 6 min, until onions are soft and translucent.
4.) Peel cucumber. Cut into quarters; reserve one quarter for garnish.
5.) Add 3/4 of cucumber, onion, garlic, and lime juice to food processor.
6.) Pulse 10 times, then puree for 30 seconds.
7.) Open lid and scrape sides.
8.) Add yogurt, sour cream, and salt.
9.) Puree until smooth and frothy, about 30 seconds.
10.) Cover and chill at least 1 hour.

To serve:

1.) Finely dice remaining cucumber.
2.) Ladle soup into chilled bowls.
3.) Top each portion with diced cucumber and mint

Silly Joke of the Day:
What kind of ties can't you wear?
...Railroad ties.

Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!

1 comment:

Moogie said...

I just happened upon your blog. Love all the great recipes.