here's to delicious summer meals without heating up your kitchen!
dinner. fresh, delicious, seasonal, chilled, mostly raw, delicious for days.
I'm so in love with the vegetables that arrive each week from angelic organics, and each week I'm inspired to create dishes that incorporate all the ingredients in my box . . . yes, I'm even compelled to eat the beautifully green celery tops.
how can one possibly throw away something so fresh, so lovingly tended?
so here's a delicious summertime treat,
packed with green goodness,
and sure to tempt even the youngest of palettes.
serve with some good bread & grilled veggies, and you'll have yourself a garden feast.
Enjoy yourselves. it's summertime.
chilled cucumber soup
(recipe adapted from eating well)
4 cucumbers, cups peeled, seeded &roughly chopped
1 cloves garlic, minced
1 avocado, diced
2 tablespoons celery tops* (or parsley), plus more for garnish
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
*note on celery leaves: only use the dark greens from unblanched celery, as grocery store celery has very little color & flavor. If unavailable, parsley is a much better bet.