Peel the cucumber, cut it in half lengthways, and remove the seeds. Roughly chop. Peel and thinly slice the onion, and cook gently in a large saucepan with
Tomato soup can be made in the same way, substituting
A creamy avocado soup can be made by replacing the cucumber with the flesh of 2 large ripe avocados, but use single cream or milk instead of double cream, or the soup will be too rich. Make at the last minute, so that the avocado does not have time to discolour.
To prepare a delicious and unusual cucumber, prawn and buttermilk soup, simply put the peeled, deseeded and roughly chopped cucumber in a blender or food processor with
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