Girl, this heat! Our garden is feeling it, and our cucumbers are going crazy! How's a lady to cool down before our 5 o'clock G&T? May we introduce Besaw's Cucumber Melon Gazpacho. Take the most cooling ingredients you can think of: sweet honeydew melon, refreshing cucumber & mint, fresh-squeezed lemon juice & bright greek yogurt, and you've got a delightfully chilling soup for a quick (& super easy) lunch or appetizer option.
Makes 3.5 quarts
2 C honeydew melon 3 C cucumber 1 1/2 tsp chopped garlic 1/4 yellow onion 1 C celery 3 mint leaves 1/3 C apple cider vinegar 1/3 C fresh lemon juice 8 C vegetable stock 3 to 4 tsp salt 3/4 tsp white pepper
Peel cucumbers and place in blender with honeydew, garlic, chopped onion, celery, vegetable stock, apple cider vinegar, mint & lemon juice.
Purée all ingredients, garnish with a tablespoon of greek yogurt.
Happy August, Friends!