In my quest for fresh, easy, light summer dinner, here at Casa Walczak we are exploring cold soups. Of all the things to try this is probably the least logical given that I cannot stand Gazpacho (although Hubby assures me, his will be more to my liking. I'll give it another whirl), for the main reason that it is cold. Nonetheless, I thought with different vegetables I might hit on a real pallet pleaser. Since I LOVE cucumber, this soup from the Fannie Farmer Cookbook (fast growing to be my faVorite cookbook) seemed like a no-brainer cold soup first try. And I actually liked it.
Cold Cucumber Soup
inspired from the Fannie Farmer Cookbook*
7-8 chub Cucumbers, peeled and seeded
4 tbsp fresh Lemon Juice
2 cups Organic Free Range Chicken Stock, or Homemade Chicken Stock
2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
4 tbsp fresh Chives (chopped)
Salt & Pepper
In a blender or food processor add the stock, cream, lemon juice, chives, and cucumber in that order. Puree until just blended. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve. Enjoy.
* First I doubled most of the ingredients of the original recipe, and have also modified others...such as the type of cucumbers, stock, and cream.