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Chilled Cucumber Soup with Garlic & Olive Oil

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Chilled Cucumber Soup with Garlic & Olive Oil

Recipe Level: Creative | Recipe Speed: Quick | Season: Summer | Type: Soup, Chilled | Diet: V, GF

This quick, cold soup is a delicious way to use up cucumbers. You can dress it up with a dollop of sour cream or a little heavy cream, add a few sprigs of dill, or throw in some tomatoes. I like to leave the cucumber skins on, but you can peel the cucumbers, if you'd like. 

  • 2 slicing cucumbers, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon white wine or cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Put all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor, and blend until the mixture is smooth (a little texture is ok...check out the picture!).
  2. Taste the soup...does it need more salt? More acidity? More zing from pepper? Do you want to add some herbs, or some cream? 
  3. Chill until nice and cold.