Meatless Monday….Chill

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I sometimes have a problem with buying a needed item at the grocery store and then buying the same item a couple of days later, which is fine if it’s a jar of tomato sauce that you duplicate. Not so great if it’s a perishable item like cucumbers, which I bought two packages of last week, one at Costco and one at Stop and Shop. Not two cucumbers, two packages of cucumbers, which would be six in total…six is a lot of cucumbers to work through even if you eat a lot of salads like we do. Hmmm, what to do?
Make chilled cucumber soup of course!

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I put one and a half English cucumbers , a fresh seeded jalapeño, a teaspoon of fine chopped parsley, two scallions, a scoche of anchovy paste, a teaspoon of lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper into the food processor and “whazzed” it up for about 45 seconds. Then added about 2 tablespoons each of no fat plain yogurt, no fat sour cream and about 3/4 of a cup of buttermilk. That’s right, “whazz” it again for about 15 seconds to blend the dairy. Adjust your seasoning for your palate and CHILL….


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