16 July 2015

Cold Cucumber and Mint Soup




At the moment it is high summer and we have a bit of a glut of cucumbers, which we pick before they get very big. Still, we have plenty and the weather is rather hot. So here’s a super quick cold soup that takes care of the cucumber glut and the heat.

 

 

 

 

What you need


  • about 800g of cucumber diced
  • 200 ml natural (Greek) yoghurt
  • 400 ml vegetable broth
  • 1 small glass of white port (optional, but nice)
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • a sprig each of mint, tarragon and dill
  • a small jalapeño pepper (not pictured)
  • salt and pepper

What you do


  1. Puré all the ingredients in a blender.
  2. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (I said it was super quick.)
  3. Put in the fridge for an hour.
  4. Decorate with herbs and, if using, some very thin slices of Jalapeño peppers) and serve with fresh bread or crostini.