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just something very refreshing about cucumbers.
This soup is perfect for a hot summer night
when you don't want a big meal".
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 medium cucumbers, peeled and diced
1 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
5 tablespoons heavy cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh mint, for garnish
the oil and onion to a large pan and saute
for approximately 10 minutes or until onion
the cucumber and cook until cucumber is tender.
the mixture to a blender or food processor
and carefully blend until smooth. (Caution!
Hot liquids create steam which will blow the
top off the blender! Be sure to securely hold
blender lid down!)
the pureed mixture to the pot and add the
stock and cream. Over medium-high heat, stirring
constantly, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and
simmer for 5 minutes. Cool to room temperature
and then refrigerate until well chilled.
serve, ladle soup into bowls and garnish with
fresh mint, if desired.