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Cold Cucumber Soup

This recipes comes from Dancer and Graphic artist Martin James. Martin, who originally comes from New Zealand, is now living with his wife and children in Copenhagen as he is currently principal Dancer with The Royal Danish Ballet. You will be able to find out more about Martin when his Biography page is published.

Being so gifted it seems unfair that Martin should also be talented in the kitchen as well but he has agreed to share some of his recipes with us which is great news.


4 cups cucumbers
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
1 clove garlic
2 Ice cubes
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

  • Peel and crush garlic.
  • Peel and seed all but 1/4 of one cucumber. Chop and place in a blender.
  • Add 1-1/2 cups of buttermilk, mint, ice cubes and vinegar and blend until smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Garnish each bowl with cucumber slice and a sprig of mint.

Serves 4

Martin James