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Green Earth Farm Box Cucumber Recipe 
Aug. 10, 2010 4:36 am 
Updated: Aug. 16, 2010 4:02 am
The title above is so that other farm share members could find me for recipes. We got lots of cucumbers so here is another cold soup recipe that really shows them off. Farm share members: put the name of the vegetable you want recipes for into the search area of this website. Believe me, you will get plenty of recipes that have been tested and lots of reviews of each.

Green Gazpacho

2, large (about 14 to 16 inches total length) cucumbers
1 large green bell pepper
6 romaine or large curley leaf lettuce leaves, wash dried and coarsely chopped
2 scallions or 1 well washed leek, coarsely chopped, (white and tender green)
1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves (I used about 1/2 cup because I really like the flavor)
1/2 cup bottled or canned salsa verde
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced, optional
juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 cup regular or reduced fat sour cream
1 cup skim or reduced fat milk
Pinch of salt and dash of ground white pepper

Finley chopp about 1/4 of cucumber and half of the bell pepper and set asided. Coarsely chop the rest and place in a food processor along with lettuce, scallions or leek and cilantro. Process until pureed but still with texture.  Place in large container. Stir in reserved cucumber and bell pepper.
Add remaining ingredents and stir gently to combine. Adjust seasoning a pinch of salt and dash of pepper at a time. Mixing and tasting after each addition.  Serve at once or cover and refrigerate until serving. Best served within 2 to 36 hours. Serves 6.

Aug. 10, 2010 1:41 pm
How about some Tzatziki Sauce! We like it with grilled chicken in pita bread. Yum! 2 8 oz containers plain yogurt (preferrably greek) / 2 cucumbers, peeled and seeded then diced / 2 TBS olive oil / 1/2 lemon, juiced / 3 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped / 1 TBS Fresh dill / Salt & Pepper to taste. / INSTRUCTIONS / Drain yogurt over a wire strainer lined with cheesecloth and set over a bowl in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. In a food processor combine garlic and dill, pulse till garlic is finely chopped, then add cucumber and pulse again, then add remaining ingredients, including yogurt. Pulse several times to combine. Let sit for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator for maximum flavor.
Aug. 10, 2010 6:12 pm
Sound SO Good!
Aug. 11, 2010 4:08 am
I loved the Tzatziki sauce.Simply love fresh dill.I really don't like cilanto but I wonder how it would taste in the cucumber soup?I'lltry it and let you know. Tammi
Aug. 11, 2010 6:48 am
I looked and looked for the Turkey Meatballs with Whole Wheat Spaghetti.I know I'm not good at this machine---but am I that bad? Just found you to-day and love what I found ! H.
Mrs. C 
Aug. 11, 2010 11:53 am
Don't forget to subscribe to favorite blogs, then you don't lose anyone! I love gazpacho, CJ, and the Tzatziki recipe looks yummy. I just checked, and I have only ONE cucumer! I must remedy that, and soon!
Aug. 11, 2010 12:47 pm
This recipe is so good and healthy. The cucumber has a lot of liquid, I think I would let the cucumber drain with 1 tsp of salt over a strainer for 10 to 15 min. Without straining it is not need to add extra salt. Or for less salt I would rinsed the cucumber under cold water and let it drip completely. Anyway this recipe is so fresh in the summer that we can take it for lunch with some pita bread, cut up fresh veggies and feel very satisfy.
Aug. 16, 2010 4:02 am
Turkey meatballs and spaghetti is coming.Just took the picture last time I made some.
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I love to develop new recipes. I have had 15 recipes published by Reiman publications, publishers of TASTE OF HOME magazine. I like to try at least one new recipe a week. My other interests that aren't listed above are running and horse racing. By profession I am a registered medical technologist currently working in microbiology at a local medical center.
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Soups. Main dishes for interesting evening meals. Simple baking like cookie jar cookies and quick breads.
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I basically make Thanksgiving dinner like my mom did.
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Winning a runner up prize for my lasagne recipe when I worked for the Nestle corporation. (I was a part time R&D assistant for the Willy Wonka Candy Factory)
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Trying to make sweet and sour shrimp with deep fried shrimp. Coating came off the shrimp when I put the sauce on. My familiy refused to eat it. We were short of money then and it hurt to waste the food and then go get MacDonald's for dinner.
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