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from "Soup, A Way of Life" by Barbara Kafka

Think of this as the soup version of raita.

Makes 4 cups; 4 First-Course Servings
 Soup, A Way of Life

4 medium cucumbers, peeled, quartered, seeded, and cut across into 2 inch lengths
1 tablespoons kosher salt
2 large cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
1/3 cup packed mint leaves
1 1/3 cups plain yogurt
2 cups ice water
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
16 to 20 mint leaves, for serving

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In a food processor, chop the cucumbers medium-fine. Scrape into a medium metal bowl. Stir in 2 teaspoons salt. Let stand for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Drain the cucumber in a medium-fine sieve, pressing lightly. Put the cucumber in a metal bowl.
In a food processor, chop the garlic and mint fine. Add to the cucumbers. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Refrigerate until cold.
Before serving, stir to combine. Top with the mint leaves.

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Product nutrition and information
 Quantity Ingredients Est.Price
  Green Cucumber - $0.99/ea
 approx. 7oz
  Mint - $2.49/ea
 approx. 2oz
  Stonyfield Organic Smooth and Creamy Lowfat Yogurt, Plain - $4.69/ea
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  David's Kosher Salt - $3.19/ea
  Peeled Garlic - $4.99/ea
 approx. 8oz
  Just FreshDirect Tellicherry Peppercorns (Refill) - $4.99/ea
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