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Creamy Cucumber Soup

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 13 mins
Total Time: 33 mins

4 Servings

• 1 tablespoon oil, olive, extra-virgin
• 2 clove(s) garlic
• 1 small onion(s)
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice
• 4 cup(s) cucumber(s)
• 1 1/2 cup(s) broth, vegetable
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon pepper, black ground
• 1 pinch pepper, cayenne
• 1 medium avocado
• 1/4 cup(s) parsley, fresh
• 1/2 cup(s) yogurt, low-fat plain
1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 1 to 4 minutes. Add lemon juice and cook for 1 minute.
2. Add 3 3/4 cups cucumber slices, broth, salt, pepper and cayenne; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and cook at a gentle simmer until the cucumbers are soft, 6 to 8 minutes.
3. Transfer the soup to a blender. Add avocado and parsley; blend on low speed until smooth. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids.)
4. Pour into a serving bowl and stir in yogurt. Chop the remaining 1/4 cup cucumber slices.
5. Serve the soup warm or refrigerate and serve it chilled. Just before serving, garnish with the chopped cucumber and more chopped parsley, if desired.

Nutritional Info (Per serving):
Calories: 173, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 494mg, Dietary Fiber: 5g, Total Fat: 12g, Carbs: 15g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Protein: 4g
Carb Choices: 0.5

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LIS193 4/17/2014 10:15AM

    That sounds delicious!

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GAYLLYNNE 4/17/2014 8:11AM

    This looks delicious!

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HIP-WITCH 4/17/2014 2:12AM

    Oh, how I wish I had this before those 2 cucumbers someone gave me went bad in my fridge. emoticon Next time!

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ARTJAC 4/17/2014 12:34AM


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2HAMSDIET 4/16/2014 11:11PM

    emoticon husband isn't a big parsley fan...

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JTREMBATH 4/16/2014 10:17PM

    Sounds Good.

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VK2ZT14 4/16/2014 4:41PM

    sounds interesting

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FRAN0426 4/16/2014 4:33PM

    Wow this sounds good, thanks for sharing

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DONNABRIGHT 4/16/2014 3:30PM

    Sounds yummy!

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WENDYSPARKS 4/16/2014 2:54PM

    emoticon YUM!!!!!!

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HEIDIC75 4/16/2014 1:30PM

    This looks so good !!!! I am going to try it ...Thanks for sharing

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JITZUROE 4/16/2014 12:32PM

    This sounds soooo yummy! I wonder if I can use almond milk?

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