Chilled Cucumber Soup
A tasty version of chilled cucumber soup flavored with dry onion soup mix.
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 cucumbers, peeled, seed and chopped
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup chopped celery
1 package dry onion soup mix
2 cups water
2 cups half-and-half (light cream)
- In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Blend in flour and cook about 3 minutes. Add peeled, seeded and chopped cucumbers, chopped parsley, and chopped celery; reduce to low heat. Sauté vegetables until tender.
- Pour in the water and add soup mix to the vegetables. Bring to a boil and cook 5 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.
- Remove from heat and cool slightly. Using a blender or food processor, purée vegetable mixture until smooth. Add half-and-half (light cream) and stir until blended. Serve chilled.
Makes 8 servings.