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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Cool as a Cucumber Soup

With the hot August weather, today I was craving something cool and refreshing. Here it is! A raw soup that's a snap to make with a blender.

Cucumber Soup
1 large cucumber, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 avocado
1 small clump of fresh basil
1 small fennel bulb
salt & pepper
curry powder
small amount of diced tomatoes
dollop of vanilla Greek yogurt

Process cucumber, avocado, fennel, and basil in blender until smooth, adding water until you get the consistency you want (I used about 1 cup). Dump into bowl and stir in salt and pepper. Put soup in fridge and let sit 1 hour to combine flavors. Serve with a sprinkling of curry powder, tomatoes and yogurt. YUM!

NOTE: All these veggies came from my CSA share at Hatchet Cove Farms in Warren, ME and that makes all the difference! SO much better than store bought veggies. Thanks Bill & Reba & crew!

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