Monday, July 09, 2007

Dilled Potato Soup with Cucumber and Spring Vegetables

4 large red potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cups vegetarian vegetable broth
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 small cucumber, peeled and diced (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh green beans
1/2 cup thinly sliced new carrots
1 cup 1% low-fat milk
1/4 cup fresh dill weed, coarsely chopped
Parmesan cheese and croutons for garnish (optional)

In a soup pot, bring potatoes onions, broth and water to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Add salt and pepper, blend potatoes and onions together using an immersion blender. (Alternately, puree in a blender a few cups at a time.)

Add the cucumber, green beans, carrots and milk, simmer for 15 minutes. Add the dill weed and simmer for another 5 minutes.

Ladle into soup bowls, and garnish with Parmesan and croutons if using. For a vegan option eliminate the cheese.

Serves 4.

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