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Ice Cucumber Mousse

Ice Cucumber Mousse

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Ice Cucumber Mousse, a fresh, light and tasty entry. Serve chilled in glass bowls, accompanied by fingers of garlic rubbed crostini. A treat! 

Difficulty: Easy
Preparation: 14 minutes
Cooking time: 4 min

Ingredients Ice Cucumber Mousse

Serves 4:

  • 2 cucumbers, very firm
  • 10 sprigs of chives
  • 20 cl whipping cream
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 4 slices of bread
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Salt
  • Black pepper from mill

Ustensils:

An electric mixer or food processor

Preparation of cucumber mousse:

  1. Wash and peel the cucumbers. Then cut in lengthwise and remove seeds in the center. Then details the flesh into thick slices.
  2. Clean chives in cold water, then cut the strands into large pieces.
  3. Pour the cucumber and chives in a bowl of mixer, adding 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  4. Place the mixture in a blender until smooth and homogeneous foam.
  5. Add salt and pepper, then stir in the cream mousse very cold, and mix again just for a moment.
  6. Then put the foam in the refrigerator while preparing garlic crostini.

Preparation of garlic crostini:

  1. Cut bread slices into long blotters.
  2. Sauté for 2 minutes on each side in a hot pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  3. Peel the garlic clove, then rub each bread stick with garlic smelling.

Presentation:

Serve very cold cucumber mousse in glass bowls, accompanied by a few fingers of garlic rubbed crostini.

Ideas, tips & tricks

For variety, you can replace the chives with fresh mint and the dill and make the same recipe with peas or fennel in place of the cucumber.

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