Aside from serving as luxurious eye pads at the spa, cucumbers have a bunch of other great uses. If you’re not scheduled for a massage anytime soon, you can still enjoy a relaxing and refreshing treat with the help of this lovely green veggie. A cool cucumber soup will invigorate you, putting you in a state of zen without leaving the kitchen. Here’s how to prepare this healthful and tasty soup…
1 clove crushed garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups peeled, seeded, and chopped cucumbers divided
1 /12 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 ice cubes
freshly ground pepper to taste
- Place the garlic clove on the cutting board and sprinkle with salt. Mash with the side of a chef’s knife into a smooth paste then transfer to a blender.
- Reserve 1/2 cup of the cucumbers for garnish then pour the rest into the blender with the buttermilk, mint leaves with the sprigs reserved for garnish, vinegar, and ice cubes.
- Blend until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve in bowls with remaining mint sprigs and cucumbers.