Preparation time: 30 minutes, plus time to cool. Makes 3–4 cups. Great for summer. Sattvic, calms all doshas, serve with extra cayenne for kapha.
1. Steam for 5 minutes, to calm their pungency:
1 fresh leek, washed and sliced
1 clove of garlic, minced
Remove from heat when done.
2. Wash, peel, and seed:
3 small cucumbers, organic preferred, and chop them in large pieces.
3. Wash and finely chop:
1⁄2 c. fresh Italian parsley
4. Put the cucumber, parsley, leek, and garlic in the blender and blend until smooth with:
juice of 1 lemon
1 c. of vegetable stock, cooled
1⁄4 c. cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil
1⁄2 tsp. salt
1⁄8 tsp. cayenne or less, as desired
1⁄8 tsp. black pepper, freshly ground
5. Blending will take 20–30 seconds. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Chill just enough to serve cool.