It's hot out. No, really. It's really really hot out right now. It's so hot a nuclear power plant had to shut down. Of course, there are ways to cool down: For example, this cool cucumber soup recipe! Enjoy!
- 1 clove crushed garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups peeled, seeded, and shopped cucumbers divided
- 1 /12 cups buttermilk
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 2 ice cubes
- freshly ground pepper to taste
This recipe is pretty simple. Place the garlic clove on the cutting board and sprinkle with salt. Mash with the side of a chef's knife into a smooth paste then transfer to a blender. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cucumbers for garnish then pour the rest into the blender with the buttermilk, mint leaves with the sprigs reserved for garnish, vinegar, and ice cubes. Blend until smooth. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve in bowls with remaining mint sprigs and cucumbers.