Monday, June 21, 2010

Easy cucumber soup

Have you ever been in your cucumber patch and found a cucumber that had been overlooked because it was hiding behind a big leaf or amidst tangled vines and only appeared after it was HUGE -- and pretty ugly, with large seeds and yellow skin? You know you can't use it as a slicer and it will make mushy pickles, so your only choice it to throw it away? Well I have time and again, but now I won't be so frustrated when I find the big ugly cucumber that looks to be past its prime.

I will turn that ugly cucumbers into cucumber soup. Perfect on a hot day, like the days we have recently experienced. This recipe is creamy and cool. It can make a great appetizer or a great accompaniment for a sandwich -- especially a tomato sandwich.

It's really easy, just take the ugly cucumber, peel it with a vegetable peeler, cut it into quarters. 

Take out the big seeds (they are probably bitter, and hard). 

Then, put it in the blender with a few ingredients. Whiz it until it is smooth, chill and enjoy it. I think it is yummy.

Here is the recipe:

Easy Cucumber Soup

2 large "ugly" cucumbers (peeled, seeds removed)
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup of raw spinach or kale
1/2 cup soy milk
1/2 large or 1 small tomato, sliced
Salt and pepper to taste

Put all into blender and whiz until all it smooth. Chill and serve.

It's the first day of summer! I hope you have a blessed day.

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