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Summer may be over – not officially but let’s face it, after Labor Day, people are packing up their beach gear and gearing up for fall – but that doesn’t mean the end of summer eating. It’s still plenty hot out, so let’s eek out those last summer meals and send off summer with a bang!
I love this light and refreshing cold soup. All you need is a blender and a few minutes and you end up with an elegant soup that you can serve for a lunch or dinner party or just for yourself. It keeps well in the fridge so it makes a great soup for work lunch too.
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.