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Creamy Cucumber Ricotta-Dill Soup

No recipe image available.A pleasing chilled cucumber soup with ricotta cheese and fresh dill.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) ricotta cheese
3 1/4 cups peeled, seeded, and diced cucumber - divided use
1/3 cup chopped onion
4 tablespoons chopped fresh dill - divided use
2 3/4 cups buttermilk
1/3 cup thinly sliced green onion
Salt and red pepper sauce, to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, blend the cheese, 1 1/4 cups of the cucumbers, the onion, and 2 tablespoons of the dill until smooth.
  2. Pour the cheese mixture into a large container with a lid.
  3. Stir in the buttermilk, the remaining 2 cups of cucumber, the green onions, the remaining 2 tablespoons of dill, and the salt and red pepper sauce. Cover. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.
  4. To serve, ladle approximately 1 cup of chilled soup into each soup bowl. Serve with sesame bread sticks, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.