We had gorgeous hot weather last week in the Pacific Northwest. This called for a variety of salads, the following being a really simple side-dish salad that is great served alongside a burger or hot dog.
I am not one to jinx our great weather, but we have had several hot days in a row – it actually hit 82 degrees today, so time to bring out the cold soups. I made Vichyssoise a few weeks ago, but you spend a bit of time over a hot stove cooking the potatoes, while this soup is strictly prepping vegetables and some blending. And no cooking translates into no heat in the kitchen – one of my favorite ways to cook on a hot summer day. Put away your timer as this recipe will only take 15 minutes to prepare. Add 2 hours to get the soup chilled and you are ready to relax with a refreshing bowl of Chilled Cucumber Soup.