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cold-cucumber-soup recipe

Date: Sun, 11 Jul 1999 17:56:26 EDT
From: DeMeyerNY@aol.com

Here's a recipe for all those cucumbers.  It's the fresh basil added just 
before serving that makes this soup!   I'm afraid I've got to go out and buy 
some cucumbers now.  

                   *  Exported from  MasterCook  *

                            Cold Cucumber Soup

Recipe By     : adapted from a recipe in our local paper
Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : Soups & Stews                    Vegetables

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
   1                    onion -- chopped
   2      cloves        garlic -- minced
   2                    cucumbers, peeled and  seeded -- chopped
   1      cup           fat free buttermilk
   1      cup           vegetable broth
   2      tablespoons   chopped fresh basil
                        salt -- to taste

Microwave onion and garlic with tablespoon or two of your choice of liquid.
Stir in cucumbers and salt to taste.  Microwave on High 5 to 7 minutes or 
until cucumber is tender.
Puree in blender with buttermilk and broth.
Chill well.  Stir in basil, salt and pepper when serving.

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