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Posted Thursday, May 14th 2009 @ 5am
  •   8 cups peeled and finely diced mango
  •   1 cup water
  •   1 cup ginger ale
  •   1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  •   1/2 cup light olive oil
  •   1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  •   Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  •   2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded and finely diced
  •   1/2 cup fined dice red onion
  •   3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
In a blender or food processor, combine half the mango with the water, ginger ale, vinegar, oil and sugar. Purée until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the soup to a non-reactive bowl. Cover and refrigerate until cold, about 4 hours. In another non-reactive bowl, combine the remaining 4 cups mango, cucumber, red onion and 1/2 cup cilantro. Cover and refrigerate until cold. To serve, divide the cucumber mixture among chilled soup bowls that are each sitting in a bowl of crushed ice. Ladle the soup over the cucumber mixture and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup cilantro. Serve immediately. Serves 4 to 6.

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