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Cold Cucumber and Lettuce Soup

This refreshing summer soup seems new and trendy, but it really is my Russian Grandma Korzin’s recipe! My mom told me about this as I was preparing a pureed cucumber soup for a dinner party. I do remember eating this in my grandmother’s kitchen. It is the original “Ranch” dressing!

In a large ceramic or glass bowl combine:

4 cups cucumber, peeled, large seeds removed, cut into 1/2 inch chunks

4 green onions, sliced thin (this should be heavy on the onion)

Sprinkle heavily with Kosher salt and let sit 20 minutes

  
Add 1 head iceberg lettuce which has been sliced in 1 inch slices and then cut into 1 inch squares

  
In a small bowl whisk together:

2 cups sour cream and 4 cups buttermilk

  
Stir into vegetables. Serve immediately and make sure it is cold! 

  
The leftovers wilt as it sits in the frig. My grandmother preferred to serve her lettuce soup that way.

This is about 6-8 servings

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2 responses »

  1. I must say I enjoyed it Nina…..it reminded me if my Moms cucumber & sour cream dish!

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