Saturday, June 7, 2008

Chilled Cucumber Soup

Prep/Total Time: 10 minutes + chilling
Yield: 4 servings

2 medium cucumbers
2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon dill weed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
2 green onions, chopped
Fresh dill, optional

Cut four thin slices of cucumber; set aside for garnish. Peel and finely chop remaining cucumbers. In a bowl, combine the buttermilk, sour cream, sugar, dill, salt, pepper, green onions and chopped cucumbers; mix well. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Garnish with cucumber slices and fresh dill if desired.

Tips and Tricks
This recipe is a great way to use up veggie garden bounty. I use powdered buttermilk and follow the directions to reconstitute it.
Make It Healthier
Omit salt.
How Kids Can Help
Peel cucumbers with veggie peeler. Measure and mix ingredients.

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