Cucumber Soup Bowls

Colleen Sowa

By
@colleenlucky7

This is another fun recipe!

You make this traditional Greek soup and serve cold, or you make the small Bowls from cucumbers and serve cold... So this is actually two recipes in one!

But WAIT... that's not all...!!! There is a third recipe thrown in using flavored yogurt and fruit!

My grandchildren love vegetables, and we like to prepare them in interesting and fun ways... this is one of their favorite recipes!

Tradition with a twist! This is dedicated to all of my Greek cousins!

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Serves:

(6 large bowls soup) or 60 Cucumber Bowls of Soup

Prep:

30 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

CUCCUMBER BOWLS

8 - 20
cuccumbers, cut into round "tubes' abot 1 - 1/2 to 2 inches tall

CUCCUMBER "SOUP"

2-3
cuccumbers (peeled, deseeded, chopped small)
3 c
greek yogurt, plain
2 Tbsp
sugar
1 tsp
ground black pepper
1/2 tsp
sea salt
1 Tbsp
lemon zest, grated fine
2 Tbsp
lemon juice, fresh
1 - 2 tsp
rodelle vanilla extract
2 Tbsp
mint, fresh, minced fine
2 Tbsp
dill, fresh, minced fine

GARNISHES (OPTIONAL)

lemon zest, grated or slivered thin
mint, fresh, cut in thin strips with a scissor
fresh berries: strawberry, raspberry, blueberry

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Put all "soup ingredients into food processor or blender to smooth out the "soup" a bit. Set in refrigerator until needed.
2
Peel strips of the green off of the cucumber. Cut into 1-1/2 to 2 inch thick rounds, forming a tube shape.
3
Scoop out most of the seeds in center of each "tube", be careful not to poke all the way through or your "bowls" will leak.

Use a teaspoon or small melon baller.

Set onto a tray until ready to fill and garnish.
4
Fill the "bowls with the "soup" recipe or with the flavored yogurt.
5
Top the "soup bowls" with thin strips of basil and/or mint that you cut into thin strips using a scissor. (The scissor will do less bruising to the leaves).

Top the flavored yogurt "bowls" with fruit.
6
Example of fruit garnish.
7
Example of basil or mint garnish.
8
Flavored Greek Yogurt or your favorite flavored yogurt.
9
Plain Greek Yogurt or flavored yogurt.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetable Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Greek