Happy end of summer - said no one EVER! It may be back to the grind, but technically, it's still summer so ignore those Halloween decorations and boots and sweaters for just a little longer. It's going to be hot in many areas for a while longer, so here's a delicious and refreshing cold soup for you to try! It's so fast and easy. All you need is a blender. Plus, it's low-fat and so pretty, your guests will think you're a Michelin star restaurant!
Here's the cooking video for your viewing pleasure:
YOU WILL NEED:
2 pounds of cucumbers (about 3 medium or 6 small ones. I like the Persian or English cucumbers because they’re seedless so half the work is done for you! Peeled and chopped and seeds removed if needed.
1 ½ cups greek yogurt – non fat, lowfat – whatever you want
1 garlic clove (or 2 if you love garlic)
Juice of ½ a lemon
Juice of ¼ a lime
Heaping tablespoon fresh dill chopped (or more if you like dill)
Heaping tablespoon of fresh mint chopped (or more if you like mint)
¼ cup good olive oil
salt and white pepper to taste
Put it all in the blender and whir it up!
Chill for at least 4 hours or overnight so the flavors blend
Variations – use basil instead of dill or mint. Add a little fresh jalapeno if you like spice. Add avocado or maybe a little goat cheese.
You can also use this as a thin sauce over grilled chicken or fish.
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