Is it hot in here or is it just me?
The Soup Lady has an undependable internal thermostat and is usually the hottest tomato on the vine, but I'm pretty sure that this time, it's the weather. Summertime at last! How lovely that there are so many recipes for cold soups. Let's start with the best one of all: buttermilk and cucumber soup.
When the Soup Lady first joined Weight Watchers, Jean Neidich was still in charge and the food plan was extremely strict. Does anyone remember the recipe for Spagheti? The only two ingredients were canned bean sprouts and tomato juice. And calves' liver was a weekly requirement. As if. No wonder that this recipe was hailed as one of the few good things in your miserable dieting life.
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
2 cups buttermilk
salt and pepper
Cut up the cucumber. Whirl it in a food processor until it
is finely chopped. Add the buttermilk. Season with dill, salt and pepper.
Use scallions or extra dill to garnish.
It was , if I remember correctly, a milk and a vegetable.
There are other Buttermilk Soup recipes around, adding spinach or tomatoes. Whatever. This is the classic. The Soup Lady does not remove the seeds from the cucumber as I belive they are the coolest and most refreshing part. Whenever I make it, I recall being thankful that at least I didn't have to use the buttermilk to make the thin and insipid salad dressing they used to insist on.