Aug 12

Soup that’ll have you chillin’ out

I was thrilled when I received Jey’s recipe in the latest swap (theme – summer veggies), since I hadn’t made a cold soup yet this summer.  How could that be?  What was I waiting for?  Not only is it super easy to do, but so refreshing and delicious…

I took Jey’s advice about making it a creamy soup, and was happy I did.  I thought the texture was terrific and really enjoyed the thickness of it, rather than leaving it chunky like she said the original recipe suggested.

Definitely give this a shot soon.  You’ll be amazed at the simplicity of it, and how the result packs a big punch.  Of course, I added much more garlic than the recipe called for 😉

Can’t wait to have the rest for lunch!

Chilled Cucumber Soup
slightly adapted from The Jey of Cooking

2 cucumbers, seeded and diced
2 scallions, cut into chunks
6 garlic cloves, chopped
3 tablespoons fresh mint
3 tablespoons fresh basil
2 cups plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1 cup lowfat milk (1%)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Throw all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  Store in refrigerator, or serve immediately with chopped red pepper and pistachios sprinkled on top.

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7 Responses to Soup that’ll have you chillin’ out

  1. Joanne says:

    And to think I JUST ran out of cucumbers! Well…I’m sure there’ll be more in my future. This looks so creamy and luscious!

  2. Jey says:

    So glad you liked it. The red pepper sounds like it adds a great crunch factor!

  3. This looks so refreshing. I love creamy soups, and cold soups in summer are so wonderful. I hope I get cucumbers in my basket this weekend.

  4. Simple and easy, I love it!

  5. Looks perfect for hot summer days!

  6. simple and easy. i like this one

  7. sophia says:

    I’ve actually never had cold soup before! It looks super simple and refreshing. Love the creamy color and the specks of green in there!

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