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Cuke Soup

At the farmer's market Saturday, they were serving samples of Bulgarian Cucumber Soup and handing out the recipe. I hesitated to taste it, but absolutely loved it. I bought my fresh garlic, dill and cucumbers on the spot and decided it would work nice with some crunchy bread and fresh sliced tomatoes for a light dinner! (And works well with my whole flexitarian diet!)

I will admit that when I served it to hubs he said, "Is this the appetizer?" But after he tried it, he really liked it. Along with the homemade peach cobbler I picked up at the market and some vanilla ice cream, it suited him just fine.

Here's the recipe:

Bulgarian Cucumber Soup
Ingredients:
1 1/2 c cucumbers
2 T olive oil
1 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
2 T fresh dill, chopped
1/4 to 1 c chopped walnuts
1 to 1 1/2 c yogurt or sour cream

Mix together oil, salt, pepper, garlic, dill, and walnuts. Marinate cucumber in this mixture for 2-6 hours in the refrigerator. Puree mixture in blender. When ready to serve, mix in cream. Put 1-2 ice cubes in each bowl and ladle in soup.

Comments

  1. Oh yum! I love cuke soup! I have it at least twice a week in the summer!

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  2. Check out the book The Flexitarian Diet by Registered Dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner. You will love her more than 100 flextarian recipes and meal plans included in the book!

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  3. Perhaps a silly question, but do you think it would work to substitute the walnuts with pecans? The reason I ask is I have some that need to be used up, and this recipe looks so good. And just for the record, I also think that everyone should have A Southern Accent. Unfortunately for me I'm stuck here north of the USA border! I enjoy your blog very much, got hooked when I read Confessions of a Co-sleeper. My son is also a non-sleeper. I too tried the Baby whisperer stuff. Not for us !!! My friends agree that I am the worlds biggest pushover, but they grow up soooo fast. (the kids, not the friends!) Someday when our roles reverse, and he has to look after me, his aging mother, perhaps he'll show the same compassion...
    Best Wishes from a Canadian follower, Cheryl

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  4. Sounds so fabulous!!! Must try it!

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  5. I just may have to try this. There is a restaurant that serves the best cold cucumber soup and I could eat it every day in the summer. So delish!

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