Saturday, April 28, 2012

Cool as a Cucumber Soup

Tarator is a chilled yogurt and cucumber soup ...
Tarator is a chilled yogurt and cucumber soup and is popular in the summer months (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Summer will soon be here and with it warm weather. Since most of us don't like to eat heavy dishes during the warm time of year, this cold cucumber soup make be just the perfect soup to serve on those hot days. 
Makes 4-6 servings

1/4 cup green onions chopped finely
1 tablespoon margarine
1 quart low sodium chicken stock
3 cups cucumbers peeled, seeded and cubed
3 tablespoons (Cream of Wheat)
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dill weed dried
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 cup sour cream (you can use plain yogurt too)
Dried dill weed

In a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, sauté green onions in margarine for about 1 minute. Add chicken stock, cucumber, Cream of Wheat, vinegar and dill weed. Bring to a slow boil; reduce heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes. Season with garlic salt. Add all to a blender or food processor and purée. Pour into a large bowl. Add in sour cream and pulse for a few minutes just until well incorporated. Chill until ready to eat.
Garnish with celery stalks, or fresh dill and a slice of lemon.
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