Cucumber Soup (Sopa de Pepino)

Sopa de Pepino is popular and traditional Portuguese cucumber soup that is perfect for cooling down in the summer heat. It a light green soup that is quite healthy and delicious and can be made without much fuss. It utilizes simple ingredients like cucumbers along with typical Portuguese/Mediterranean ingredients like olive oil and yogurt to create a smooth and richly flavorful soup.

3/4 lbs Cucumber, peeled and cut
1 cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoon Portuguese olive oil (if you can’t find this locally, you can buy some here on Amazon)
2 Garlic cloves
1/2 cup water
Salt to taste
Mint leaves to decorate

1) Place the peeled and cut cucumbers, yogurt, garlic cloves, olive oil, water, and salt to taste in a food processor.

2) Blend it on high until it is smooth and consistent. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate for 2-3 hours until well chilled.

3) Ladle the soup into bowls. Garnish with a mint leaf. Serve.

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