I looked up the threads with Jennifer Cornbleet's recipes, and I don't think anyone posted this one. I love it, it makes 2 servings, but I drink the whole soup because it's so good. It says to blend in steps, but I add everything to the vita-mix and blend once until smooth. Next time, I'll try to resist eating it right away to take a picture
Cream of Cucumber Soup (by Jennifer Cornbleet)
4 romaine lettuce leaves, chopped (about 1.5 cups) (I use tightly packed cups)
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup water
1 T lemon juice
1/2 t crushed garlic (1 clove)
1/4 t salt
1/2 ripe avocado, chopped
1 T extra virgin olive oil
1 T minced fresh herbs, or 1 t dried (I use parsley)
Place the lettuce, cucumber, water, lemon juice, garlic, and salt in a blender and process until smooth. Add the avocado and EVOO and blend again until smooth. Add the herbs and blend briefly to mix. Serve immediately. For a chilled soup, refrigerate for 2 hours before servings.
I am so glad I found this, I used to love SAD cool cuc soup, you remember, lots of sour cream??? I have some awesome fresh cucs, avos and cilantro (thought that would be a good addition) YUM, can't wait for lunchtime!
I make this all the time when my husband wants cooked food I don't like! I double the recipe, put everything in a large mason jar, and drink it all as he rolls his eyes
(he loves green smoothies though)
Holy moly, this is delicious! I've tried a few other raw soups that were fairly good (all a bit bitter) and this one is perfect. I halved the recipe to try it out and I'll definitely be making more shortly. Yum yum! Thanks for the recipe.