Category Archives: Soups

Simple Cucumber Soup

Cucumber Soup

 

We have had wonderfully warm days so early this year and I thought the perfect starter to dinner would be cucumber soup. Unfortunately the weather decided not to cooperate that evening and dropped to being chilly – but the soup turned out marvelously and was warmly received by everyone.

This is a really simple soup and something that can be whipped up on the spur of the moment.

Recipe

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 medium cucumber (peeled, deseeded and chopped into chunks)
  • 1 clove of garlic (peeled)
  • 1 bunch of curly parsley (tail end of the stems removed)
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable stock
  • 6-7oz of cream cheese (depending on how thick you want the soup)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5 twists from the pepper mill of black pepper

Method

Blend cucumber, garlic, parsley, vegetable stock and cream cheese in a blender until smooth. Add the salt and pepper and you are done.

I normally serve this with roasted red peppers on top.