Easy Cold Cucumber Soup

Summer heat and humidity makes it hard to turn on the stove and heat up the house. Today’s recipe is perfect for hot August days but is easy and tasty enough for any day. Cold cucumber soup is a quick-to-make, refreshing, and flavorful cold soup. and it helps use all those fresh cucumbers from the garden.. Perfect to serve as an appetizer, side dish, or for a light, healthy main dish. I’m using Greek yogurt low fat but you can certainly use regular Greek yogurt too. Add lemon juice, minced shallots and fresh herbs and blend. Refrigerate at least 4 hours up to overnight for a wonderful mouthful of cold goodness.

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Easy Gazpacho

Gazpacho or Gaspacho is a cold soup made of raw, blended vegetables. It originated in the southern regions of the Iberian peninsula and spread into other areas. During hot summer days, it is a cool and refreshing meal.  I remember the first time I made it with my sister one hot July day.  I love vegetables, and the soup was so tasty with the flavor of my garden favorites.  One nice thing about gazpacho is how easy it is to make and to modify.  Hate the taste of raw onion? Diminish or eliminate the amount added.

 

 

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