Sunday, June 16, 2013

Cucumber Soup - Kosher Connection




I was not particularly excited about making a cold soup.  I love hot soups and unless it is a fruit soup, I don't opt for cold.  I could have made just that, a delicious fruit soup, but I decided to try something new and since I had two English cukes in the refrigerator, cucumber soup is the soup of the day.  My alternate choice was a cold pumpkin soup which sounded too much like a smoothie to me.

With the school year, coming to an end, quick and easy recipes, are the only kind, I have time for so this also filled the purpose of starting and finishing in only a few minutes.  If you are in a hurry, this is a perfect refreshing soup.  Mine needed more garlic and salt, both which my husband, does not use.  I would suggest a little cayenne pepper, as well.

Cold Cucumber Soup

2 English cucumbers, cut into chunks
1 small clove garlic, minced (I used about 1/4 of the clove)
2 scallions, cut into pieces
2 cups plain yogurt (I suggest Greek)
1 small piece of fresh horseradish (we planted a piece from our Pesach horseradish and there was a little breaking through - this is exciting)
a few turns of fresh black pepper
(Do add salt)

Method:

Put all of the ingredients in the blender and blend until a smooth consistency.  If you like it a bit lumpy, stop at desired consistency.

Chill until ready to eat.

Top with chives or some parsley.

Eat and Enjoy.

10 comments:

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  3. Chaya - I love this cold soup
    Here we also eat it as a dip - wonderful for the summer time!

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  4. ooh ... horseradish! Never thought of adding that to cucumber soup! I'll have to try some in my version.

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  5. Wow . . . homegrown horseradish. Very impressed. I never thought of adding to cucumber soup, but wasabi tastes good with cucumber, so why not horseradish?

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  6. I've never made cucumber soup, but since we buy them every week for salads, anyway, I'm really going to have to try this.

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  8. Hi Chaya! I'm not a fan of cold soups too but I think I wont mind giving yours a try! :)

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    Hope you will like it!

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  9. Hi Chaya,

    I thought for sure I was here and left a comment. I know for sure I saw this intriguing soup. Oh where oh where did my comment go. I do get an error message when I visit your blog sometimes. Maybe it ate my comment instead of your refreshing and spicy soup, lol...

    Thank you so much for sharing...

    P.S. The Picnic Game post is up! Come grab your letter(s) he, he:)

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  10. Happy Day, Chaya!

    You're going on a picnic and you are bringing two delicious baskets filled with the letters O and P I can hardly wait!!!

    Can you believe we've been playing the Picnic Game for five years. It's going to be a delicious picnic this year!!!

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