Cold Soups: Cucumber and Tomato
Originally published August 2010
As the last hot days of summer descend, thought another cold soup would be nice. Off to the movies and lunch. Oh, yeah and then to the farm stand for ingredients! The fun of this soup is you mix the two colors separately and then swirl them together in individual bowls. Let your artist loose.
Cucumber and Tomato Cold Soup
- ½ bunch cilantro*
- ¼ onion
- ¼ cup limejuice
- ¼ cup buttermilk
- ¼ cup sour cream
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 5 large cucumbers, peeled, halved and seeded
- 1 jalapeno
- 1 large tomato, quartered
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro for garnish
Large serving bowl, blender/food processor
Place all ingredients but jalapeno and tomato into food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Pour into serving bowl. Next blend together tomato and jalapeno. Pour into the center top of cucumber mixture and swirl outward with a knife, to create a decorative effect. Serve with cilantro for garnish.
* if you hate cilantro, omit, substitute parsley or some chives.