COLD CUCUMBER SOUP

Photo courtesy Simply Gluten Free
Photo courtesy Simply Gluten Free

“and the sea cucumber turns to the mollusk and says “with fronds like these, who needs anemones?”” – Finding Nemo
I can’t say I’m the biggest fan of cold soups, they remind me too much of bland vegetable juice and dragon detox diets. But circumstances (primarily that this is to be the hottest summer in the last 33 years) are making it really difficulte to palate anything that isn’t straight out of the freezer. This cucumber soup is perfect summer food – cool, refreshing and easy to put together.

What you’ll need:

2 cups cucumber (chopped)
3 cups buttermilk (about one and a half cups yoghurt and water)
1 ½ tablespoons ginger (chopped)
1-2 green chillies (chopped)
Fistful of mint leaves
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Pepper
Salt

How to:

In a mixer, blend together the cucumber, chillies, lemon juice, mint, salt, pepper and ginger. Add buttermilk and blend again.

Foodnote: You will have tiny chunks of mint and ginger in your soup I quite like biting into a little texture but if you want it smooth pour the soup through a sieve.

Garnish with mint leaves and serve.