Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cool Cucumber Soup

Along with the abundance of other veggies that are growing in our garden this year there is also cucumbers. You can only have cucumber sticks with dip and cucumber sandwiches so much. Though I do love cucumber sandwiches on plain bagels. And I have never made pickles and I am sure it is not hard to make but where do I have the time to make pickles with three kids, trying to buy a house, and running a fundraiser/silent auctions for my boys. I don't really know how long my family has had this recipe but I remember having it when I was little. You can say that need to have the taste for this "soup". My husband doesn't really care for it unless its warm. But really it suppose to be enjoyed chilled. It's like just because it is called soup it should be warm. I do not mind it at room temperature but really I love it cold. If you try this please keep and open mind. Think of it as something that you have to have an acquired taste for.

Cool Cucumber Soup

1 cup chicken broth (of course substitute veggie broth if you are a vegetarian)
2 cups chopped cucumber
1/4 cup chopped chive
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 tsp salt
2 tbs flour
3 tbs soft butter
1 cup light cream
1/2 cup finely chopped cucumber
chopped chive for garnish

Place 2 cups cucumber, 1/4 cup chive, parsley, and salt in blender. Blend on high speed for 20 seconds. Mix flour and butter over simmering water. Add cucumber mix. Heat though stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in cream and 1/2 cup finely chopped cucumber. Chill covered in refrigerator till cold. Serve with chopped chive.  


1 comment:

  1. I think it looks delicious. Our family has eaten cold cucumber soup (yogurt based) all my life. It's healthy, perfect for summer and tastes wonderful. Yours looks fantastic.


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