Chilled cucumber soup is a refreshing, no-cook soup with English cucumbers, lemon, vegetable broth, and spices.  It's super easy and quick to make--just puree everything in a blender.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chilled Cucumber Soup: a refreshing, no-cook soup with English cucumbers, lemon, vegetable broth, and spices. | www.savortheflavour.com
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Chilled Cucumber Soup

Chilled cucumber soup is a perfect to serve when company comes over.  This soup comes together in only 20 minutes and requires no cooking.  The only kitchen appliances that are needed are a blender and a refrigerator.  It is best to make this the night before your dinner party, so the soup has plenty of time to chill and for the flavors to blend.  But if you are in a hurry, one hour of chill time can suffice.

Chilled Cucumber Soup: a refreshing, no-cook soup with English cucumbers, lemon, vegetable broth, and spices. | www.savortheflavour.com

Once the cucumbers, green onion and lemon is prepped, it is smooth sailing!  👍 Just dump everything into your blender, press the puree button, and watch your delicious soup materialize before your very eyes.  Pour into a bowl, cover, and chill.  When ready to serve, pour into four bowls.  Garnish one side with a sprinkle of green onion, lemon zest, and a tiny dollop of sour cream.  Use a toothpick to swirl the sour cream into a pretty curved line.

Chilled Cucumber Soup: a refreshing, no-cook soup with English cucumbers, lemon, vegetable broth, and spices. | www.savortheflavour.com

Chilled cucumber soup makes a great first course to a fancy meal during the holidays.  If you prefer, double the serving size and it will make a nice light lunch, especially when paired with our freshly baked Oatmeal Molasses Bloomer.

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Chilled Cucumber Soup: a refreshing, no-cook soup with English cucumbers, lemon, vegetable broth, and spices. | www.savortheflavour.com

Chilled Cucumber Soup


  • Author: Brooke
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes (including chill time)
  • Yield: 4 cups

Description

Chilled cucumber soup is a refreshing, no-cook soup with English cucumbers, lemon, vegetable broth, and spices.  It’s super easy and quick to make–just puree everything in a blender.


Ingredients

  • 3 English cucumbers, peeled and chopped (reserve 1/2 cuke for garnish, sliced very thinly)
  • 3/4 cup green onions, sliced (reserve 1/4 cup for garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (from 1/2 a lemon)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest, from a whole lemon (reserve 1/2 for garnish)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon, black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups reduced sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon sour cream (reserve 1 tablespoon for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Wash the cucumbers.  Cut one cucumber in half and slice one half very thinly.  Set the slices aside on a small plate for the garnish.  Peel and chop the remaining 2 1/2 cucumbers.
  2. Wash the green onions.  Thinly slice the green part only, reserving 1/4 cup for garnish.  Set the garnish aside.
  3. Wash and zest the lemon, setting aside 1 teaspoon of zest for garnish.
  4. Slice the zested lemon in half and juice one half of it.  Pour the juice into a small bowl.  Cut the other half of the lemon into four small wedges and reserve for another use.
  5. Place all the ingredients, except the garnishes, into a blender and puree.  If you are doubling this recipe, puree the soup in two batches.
  6. Pour the soup into a bowl, cover, and chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour.  This can also be made the night before.
  7. To serve, pour the soup into 4 bowls.  Garnish one side of each bowl with chopped green onion, a sprinkle of lemon zest, and a dollop of sour cream that has been swirled with a toothpick.  Serve a few slices of cucumber on a small plate alongside each soup bowl.  Serve cold.

Notes

  • A great soup to make the night before.  The longer chilling time will only improve the flavor.
  • For garnish, you can either thinly slice the reserved cucumber or chop it up small and serve it with the other garnishes.

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