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Chilled Cucumber Mint Soup

A simple and refreshing summer starter, this soup takes only minutes to make.

  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 4 cucumbers, peeled and seeded
  • 1 small or 1/2 large clove garlic
  • 1 cup plain yogurt, low-fat if desired
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 scallions, white and green parts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup fresh mint leaves, loosely packed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Cut 1 cucumber into small dice, and set aside for garnish. Cut others into large chunks. Combine cucumber chunks, garlic, yogurt, lemon juice, and water in a blender, and puree until smooth.

  2. Step 2

    Add scallions and mint leaves, reserving some of the mint for garnish, and puree briefly. Season with salt and pepper, and add more lemon juice if a tarter flavor is desired.

  3. Step 3

    Chill until ready to serve. Stir well before serving, and ladle into bowls or mugs, garnishing each serving with a big spoonful of diced cucumber and a sprig of mint.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, August/September 1992

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