Every day as I wander through my garden, I’m actually scared to look at my cucumber vines! Why? Well, among the twisted mangled leaves lay newly born ripe cucumbers .
Now, what? Instead of your typical cucumber salad I played around with a cold soup for these haunting hot days we have been having. A no- cook, no BBQ recipe. Fast and easy.
I love topping my soups with something delicious so I chose fresh tomatoes and my “fav” an avocado. Plus a dollop of Greek yogurt in the center, that makes me happy! Use any combinations you want for topping, but keep it light and fresh. And you can omit the yogurt or sub in sour cream. Don’t forget the Greek basil, parsley, or dill on top.
8 cups of large 2 ” chunks of seeded cucumber ( approx. 6 or more)
4 scallions, green only, not white
1 cup plain Greek yogurt or regular
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
pinch of black pepper
1 tomato seeded, chopped finely
1 avocado, peeled chopped finely
Sprigs of parsley, basil, or dill
Toss the chopped cucumbers and scallions in a large bowl.
Puree half the cucumber mixture in the blender with 1 1/4 cups cold water for about 1 minute until smooth.
Transfer puree to a glass bowl. Puree the remaining batch with 1 1/4 cups cold water, process until smooth.
Whisk in the yogurt, sugar, lemon juice, salt the pepper. Taste for more seasonings.
Cover tightly and refrigerate until chilled for at least one hour, or overnight.
Garnish with a spoonful of yogurt, add the diced avocado and tomato to each bowl.
Add the basil or herb of your choice.
Serve cold. Can be served in small bowls for an appetizer.
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