Soup Nazi

I set out this weekend to find the ultimate cucumber soup recipe.  I knew the ingredients I wanted in a recipe (mint and just enough jalapeno to make you question yourself)…but I wasn’t quite sure of the ingredients I didn’t want…i.e. sour cream vs. yogurt.

In the end, thanks to my ever-fading memory (was I supposed to add sour cream?), I hit the nail on the head.  This is a keeper to share:

2 large cucumbers, peeled and chopped

2 green onions, chopped

2 clove garlic, minced

1/2 jalapeno, chopped

1/2 cup Greek yogurt (I use Greek because I prefer the consistency)

8-10 mint leaves, torn

Salt, pepper

Chop cucumbers and onions roughly and set aside.  Add salt, pepper, garlic and jalapeno.  Mix well and let stand for 20-30 minutes.  Place in a blender with the yogurt and mint and blend until smooth.  Chill for 2 hours.  Adjust seasonings to taste.  **as a personal note–don’t be afraid of the jalapeno, the mint offsets the heat.

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