COOL AS A CUCUMBER SOUP
With summer now upon most of us we all want to try and stay “cool as a cucumber” especially when fighting off the heat of the dog days. Cucumbers actually have a cooling agent that will help you stay refreshed and alert as well. Cucumbers can also have a purifying effect on your body and are excellent for the skin. Slice one and put a slice over each eyelid to alleviate bags under the eyes and also to get rid of sore eye muscles.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 cucumbers peeled and sliced thin
- 1 chopped onion
- 2 bay leaves crumbled
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 cans of Cream of Celery soup
- 1 1/2 cups of water
- 1/3 cup of light sour cream
- 3/4 chopped fresh dill as garnish
Melt better in skillet and add the cucumbers, onion and bay leaves. Cook slowly until the cucumber is tender but not brown. Throw the bay leaves away and blend the cucumber, onion and lemon juice in a blender (or a food processor). Blend until the mixture is smooth and frothy. Add the soup, water, sour cream and blend again. Chill for at least three hours and top with chopped dill to taste.