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Salads & Summer Soups
Cucumbers & Sour Cream (printable version)
My mom used to treat us with this in summer. It's great & cool on a Hot day

2 large Cucumbers

1/2 cup Sour Cream
1/2 Tsp. Dill
Salt & Pepper to taste

Finely slice cucumber and put into bowl. Mix in sour cream. Add seasonings to taste. Chill & Serve.

Cucumber Salad (printable version)
My wife Barbara makes this quite often. It's easy, fresh tasting & cool.

2 Cucumbers

1/2 finely sliced White or Yellow Onion
1/4 cup White Vinegar
1/4 cup cold water
1 Tsp Sugar
Salt & Pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Let chill 2 hours.

Cold Avocado Soup (printable version)
This is GREAT! One of our Summertime Favorites. Smooth, Creamy, very Elegant. Your guests will be surprised!

4 cups chicken broth

2 Ripe Avocados (use the dark skinned avocados for best flavor)
1/2 Onion, finely chopped
1 stalk Celery, finely chopped
1 clove garlic
1/2 cup Light Cream (optional)
Salt & Pepper to Taste

Puree Avocados, onion, garlic & celery in a blender until smooth. Add chicken broth. Blend for about 30 - 45 seconds. Salt & pepper to taste. Add light cream & blend another 30 seconds (cream puts this soup right over the top!).

Refrigerate until well chilled, 2 - 4 hours. Serve in chilled bowls. Garnish with bits of tomato and/or celery flakes.

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