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Refreshing and Velvety Cucumber Gazpacho

Posted by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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This summer we had epic amounts of cucumber in the garden. After my partner pickled so many that he ran out of Mason jars, we still had a crisper full. I decided to try out this delicious and quick cucumber gazpacho and was not disappointed. This makes for a lovely light soup that would be an awesome start for a special summer meal.

Ingredients:

3 cucumbers, peeled and seeded

1 yellow bell pepper

1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, coarsely chopped

1 clove of garlic

2 tbsp fresh lime juice

1/2 cup fresh cilantro, stems removed

2 tbsp olive oil

1 1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp white pepper

1/2 cup creme fraiche

1 large tomato, seeded and finely chopped

2 tbsp white vinegar

1 tbsp chopped cilantro

Add all of the ingredients except for the last three to blender and puree until smooth. Add a little water if you'd like a thinner consistency. Mix the chopped tomato, vinegar and cilantro together in a bowl. Keep the two parts of the soup separate and chill until ready to serve. Top each bowlful of the gazpacho with a spoonful of the pretty tomato salsa and serve.

Do you have any cold soup recipes?


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by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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batjmom
by Sarah on Aug. 27, 2013 at 7:54 AM
I'm not a fan of cold soups, so I don't have any. However this one sounds good
susham
by New Member on Aug. 27, 2013 at 8:08 AM
Cucumber is very light n can be used in various ways.Blend mixture of a tomato and 2cucumbers with a little salt and sugar, a little pepper in it, ,tastes too good.
johnny4ever
by Tracy on Aug. 27, 2013 at 8:08 AM

Not a fan

JennMcBride
by Bronze Member on Aug. 27, 2013 at 4:26 PM
I don't know about this one
Peachy34500
by Gold Member on Aug. 27, 2013 at 8:23 PM
Not a big fan of cold soups
countrygirlkat
by Bronze Member on Aug. 28, 2013 at 2:11 PM

I don't have any recipes.  Thanks for sharing yours!

sukainah
by on Aug. 28, 2013 at 3:01 PM

I'm not a fan of cold soups.

arpazia
by Bronze Member on Aug. 28, 2013 at 4:00 PM
Sounds good
sanj1213
by Juanita on Aug. 28, 2013 at 4:10 PM

I don't. This recipe sounds good 

Lauren486
by Lauren on Aug. 28, 2013 at 4:23 PM

I never would have considered making this, but that sounds surprisingly good!  I may have to venture out and make it! 

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