Good thing you read this blog, because I have a great recipe for you!
Chilled Cucumber Soup
It was pure chance that I stumbled upon this recipe. After being evacuated from work this afternoon (I work right next to Discovery headquarters where a man was holding hostages earlier), I decided to hit the treadmill at my complex for a little bit, and picked up "Real Simple" to read once I decided to walk.
As I was flipping through the magazine, I was intrigued by the bowl of green soup, so I read the recipe and ingredient list and thought to myself,
"Hey, I have all those ingredients already!"So I ripped out the recipe, ran upstairs to my apartment and made this fabulous, super easy no-cook soup.
3/4 fat-free sour cream
4 scallions, roughly chopped
2 jalapenos, seeded
1/2 C. fresh basil
1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 english cucumbers, peeled and roughly chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Add the remaining cucumbers and puree until smooth - add water as needed to get the right consistency.
Let chill for an hour, squeeze in some more lime juice if you like, and serve!
Now how easy was that?
I can't say that this is my favorite recipe ever, but it definitely hit the spot on such a hot day. I guess you will have to make it and try it yourself to see what you think...and if you do, let me know what you think!
Serve this with a nice piece of toasty baguette and you are all set.