Chilled Curried Cucumber Soup
1/2 cup Creme Fraiche
1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 sweet onion, grated
2 cucumbers peeled, seeded and diced
4 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
1 1/4 cups vegetable stock
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine creme fraiche, 1 cup yogurt, curry powder and cayenne pepper in a large bowl. Whisk until well combined.
Stir in onion, cucumbers, cilantro and vegetable stock. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Cover and chill for at least 3 hours. Meanwhile, chill remaining yogurt.
To serve, stir the soup and adjust seasoning as necessary - garnish with remaining yogurt and cilantro sprigs, if desired.
Perfect for summer, this chilled soup is cool and creamy with refreshing cucumber and just a touch of heat from the cayenne pepper! Adapted from Linda Doeser's "1 Stock, 100 Soups".
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 11:52am