Sunday, May 25, 2008

Cold Zucchini Cucumber Soup

This is the beginning of a major batch of cool soup.

Summer may officially be a month away, but it’s in full swing here at the Red Brick Ranchero.

Tomato plants have blossoms, basil is in full swing.

Mint is in abundance to go in sun tea. It’s getting hot and we love it.

Hot times mean cold soup around here. It’s Groom’s specialty. And he has got this one down to a fine art.

Cool zucchini and cucumbers. Jalapeno pepper…just a touch. Sweet Vidalia onion. A dollop of crème fraiche.

It’s " too good."

Cold Zucchini Cucumber Soup
Adapted from a recipe in Gourmet Magazine

1 lb zucchini, chopped
¾ lb seedless cucumber, peeled and chopped about 2 cups
½ cup chopped Vidalia onion
¼ cup Champagne vinegar
¼ cup water
1 tsp chopped fresh jalapeno
Good pinch salt
1 tsp ground coriander
½ cup crème fraiche

Puree zucchini, cucumber, onion, vinegar, water, jalapeno, salt and ½ tsp ground coriander in blender until very smooth.

Whisk remaining ½ tsp ground coriander into crème fraiche.

Serve soup topped with seasoned crème fraiche.

Makes about 4 cups.



Peter M said...

This sounds the cool soup with some heat in it.

cookiecrumb said...

I am SO Glad you posted a recipe for this. I might have had to wing it. Sounds superb.

cook eat FRET said...

oh i would so very love this... beautiful flavors... justbperfect. go groom!

noble pig said...

Oh yum. How perfect for the heated weather!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for including my humble soup in your blog. So, what's next on the menu?

fluffernutter said...

Raw zucchini, really? If you say so, then it's probably okay.

Mary Coleman said...

Peter: It's great because you don't expect the heat and then you get just a little hint.

Cookiecrumb: You'll love it.

Claudia: This should fit in with your raw eating plan, right?

Cathy: It is that!

Groom: You're so welcome, honey. Now you know I have a hard time making'll know when I start cooking.

Nicki: Try it. Go on...give it a try. You'll be pleasantly surprised. Friends ask Groom to make it. Seriously.

Anonymous said...

I'm always on the look-out for cold soups. I'm bookmarking it for the summer in the Hamptons. Big bossman's gonna love it!