Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cool as a Cucumber

With the Farmer's Market in full swing, I can't get enough of my veggies! I have been going faithfully every Saturday morning to the Green Market here in Chicago. It's really easy to be creative when you see all the wonderful produce laid out before you....

I love a refreshing cooling cold soup on a hot summer day so I made a tasty easy cucumber soup- the best part is you can add whatever you like and it's all done in the blender. Just make it early enough in the day so it can chill in the fridge.

Here is what I did roughly...

Peel, seed and chop 2-3 cucumbers
Chop and add 1/3 cup sweet onion like vidalia
Add about a cup of veggie broth OR almond milk (don't use both)
A few sprigs of fresh dill, mint or parsley or all 3
Salt and pepper to taste

Now for the fun part- to add some beautiful little flecks of color:
Add 2-3 sliced radishes
Add 1 yellow squash sliced

Blend to desired smoothness.....

This is what my finished soup looked like (below)- I garnished with fresh mint sprig, and chunks of cool avocado and a dollop of goat milk yogurt (but cow's milk is fine too!) Enjoy!

What are some of your favorite summertime soups?

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely Pan-Less recipe. This is a 'must try'! If you wont mind I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your post. Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post so it will appear in the Foodista pages and it's all set, Thanks!