Sharon's Recipes

JULY: Cold Cucumber Soup

Here’s a perfect recipe to help you use up that bumper crop of cucumbers your garden has produced!


2 long European cucumbers
4 large cloves of garlic
2 tsp. salt
Grated rind and juice of one lemon
3 cups of good quality Greek yogurt
1/2 cup of sour cream ( optional )
4T. olive oil
1-2 cups of cold water or ice cubes if you need to chill this quickly.
let the ice cubes melt half way and remove. You may still want to add cold water.
2 tsp sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Peel the cucumbers and grate on the small shredder blade of your cuisinart Transfer the pulp and liquid to a large bowl.

Mash the garlic cloves and 2 tsp salt with a mortar and pestle until totally soft and creamy in texture. Add.

Finely grate the rind of one lemon and then squeeze the liquid. Add both to the bowl.

Stir in the olive oil, Greek yogurt and sour cream.

Add 2 tsp sugar and stir in the water or ice cubes to thin and get the right consistency.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

This make about 8 cups and is very refreshing on a hot summer day. Even on a cold rainy one.

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