Cucumber Soup With Lemongrass And Spinach Recipe

Preparation time: 15 minutes.

Cooking time: 25 minutes.

Step 1

Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add celery, onion and lemongrass. Cook gently until onion is tender, 15 minutes. Add cucumbers and stock. Heat to a boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer until cucumber is tender, 10 minutes. 2. Strain solids from liquid, reserving both. Puree solids with spinach and cilantro in a blender or food processor. Add reserved liquid, cream, salt and pepper; mix until smooth. Serve warm or chilled.

Things You'll Need

  • 2tb Unsalted butter
  • 2 Ribs celery, strings removed
  • - with a vegetable peeler,
  • - chopped
  • 1sm Onion, minced
  • 2 Stalks fresh lemongrass,
  • - tender inside only, minced
  • 2md Cucumbers, peeled, seeded,
  • - chopped
  • 2c Chicken stock or broth
  • 1 1/2c Spinach leaves
  • 1/4c Fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3tb Whipping cream, if desired
  • Salt, pepper to taste

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