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Cucumber and Avocado Soup


Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Sue Bee® Honey
  • 11 large cucumbers
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • dill sprigs

Directions

  • Cut 5 cucumbers into 3" chunks.
  • Place half in a food processor or blender with 2 tablespoons of Sue Bee® honey and process until smooth.
  • Pour mixture through a cheesecloth lined strainer into a bowl.
  • Puree remaining chunks of cucumber (without honey) and strain through cheesecloth into same bowl.
  • Peel, seed and thinly slice remaining cucumbers and place slices in a separate bowl.
  • Add vinegar and remaining 2 tablespoons of Sue Bee® honey and toss to coat.
  • Cover and chill both bowls of cucumber for at least 8 hours.
  • Using a fine-mesh strainer and the back of a spoon, squeeze the juice from pureed cucumber mixture. Discard the solids.
  • Place half the marinated cucumber slices, avocado and 1 and 3/4 cups cucumber juice in blender or food processor and process until smooth.
  • Repeat with remaining cucumber slices and 1 and 3/4 cups of juice. Reserver any remaining juice for another use, if desired.
  • Stir in chopped dill, salt and pepper.
  • Spoon into serving bowls and garnish with cracked black pepper and dill sprigs if desired.
Aunt Sue's Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.
Aunt Sue's® Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.

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