Chilled Creamy Cucumber Soup
Use organic ingredients whenever possible.
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
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.
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