Cucumber Soup

Chilled Creamy Cucumber Soup

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Cucumber Soup

Chilled Creamy Cucumber Soup


  • Author: Therese

Description

Use organic ingredients whenever possible.


Ingredients

1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 small onion, diced

1 Tbsp lemon juice

4 cups peeled, seeded and thinly sliced cucumbers, divided

1 1/2 cups vegetable broth , or reduced-sodium chicken broth

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper

pinch of cayenne pepper

1 avocado, diced

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish

1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt


Instructions

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 1 to 4 minutes.

Add lemon juice and cook for 1 minute. Add 3 3/4 cups cucumber slices, broth, salt, pepper and cayenne; bring to a simmer.

Reduce heat and cook at a gentle simmer until the cucumbers are soft, 6 to 8 minutes.

Transfer the soup to a blender. Add avocado and parsley; blend on low speed until smooth.

Pour into a serving bowl and stir in yogurt. Chop the remaining 1/4 cup cucumber slices.

Refrigerate and serve it chilled.

Just before serving, garnish with the chopped cucumber and more chopped parsley,

Refrigerate for up to 4 hours.

Enjoy.

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