The word "cucumber" comes from the Latin name "cucumis." Three hundred years ago, the English called it "cowcumber." Cucumbers originated in India between the northern part of the Bay of Bengal and the Himalayan Mountains.
They were grown in China around the second century, B.C. Emperor Tiberius of Rome ate cucumbers every day. Columbus had the cucumber planted in Haiti and other islands in 1494.
How to Make Cold Cucumber Soup (Just In Time For Summer)
This chilled soup couldn’t be easier to make. Just chop all of your ingredients and add them to the blender.
Carefully transfer the blended soup to an airtight container and stick in the fridge for an hour or two to chill.
You could certainly eat it right away, if you wish, but I prefer it definitely on the chilled side.
I like to garnish this Cold Cucumber Soup with diced red pepper, slivered almonds, and of course, more diced cucumber.