Friday, August 1, 2008

Recipe: Cold Cucumber Mint Soup! Refreshing!

Nothing like a cold refreshing soup as a meal starter or paired with a salad on a hot summer day! We love this recipe! Try it out!

1 medium onion or three scallions
2 tbsps chopped fresh mint, plus sprigs for garnish
3 tbsps vegetable oil
2 Cs chicken broth
2 tbsps fresh lemon juice
4 fresh cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and chopped
8 oz. sour cream
salt and pepper to taste

Lightly saute sliced onions in oil over moderately low heat until onion is softened. Add chicken broth, lemon juice, and cucumbers and simmer about 15 minutes, until cucumber are softened. In a blender purée mixture and 1/2 of the mint in batches until smooth and cool. Stir in white pepper and salt to taste. Chill soup, covered, until cold, at least 4 hours and up to 1 day. Flavor just gets better with time! When ready to serve, mix sour cream and remaining mint. Serve soup topped with a dollop of the sour cream mixture and a sprig of mint.

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