Easy Chilled Cucumber Soup


The supermarket was offering fresh cucumbers by the case load for an amazing price that I’d be silly to pass up.

The first dishes that came to mind were an Indian raita and a cold cucumber soup.

First up is the soup.

You could drink this as a savoury smoothie (after my first taste I instantly thought of gin.  I reckon this soup would work as an amazing mixer for Hendricks) in a glass, topped up with ice, or enjoyed simply in a bowl as a soup.

What better way to celebrate summer than with a cold soup and salad.

Here’s what I came up with:

Ingredients:

  • 4 large cucumbers (peeled and de-seeded) or 5 Japanese cucumbers (peeled)
  • 1 small/half clove of garlic (minced) (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups Low fat plain/Greek yoghurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Konbu dashi (or vegetable bullion powder)
  • 2 green onions (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint (chopped)
  • The Juice of one lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste (optional)

Directions:

  1. Simply add all ingredients to a blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Chill in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve
  4. serve in a glass filled with Ice or in a bowl as desired.
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6 thoughts on “Easy Chilled Cucumber Soup

    • Thanks Huda. Let me know how it goes. If you like a little spice, in the photo you’ll see i sprinkled some chopped dried red chillies. Adds a delightful kick. I hope you like it.
      I love how you wrote a post on green tea. I’m obsessed with the stuff! I’ll miss it immensely when I leave Japan 😦

  1. This soup looks beautiful. Lovely presentation and great photo too. It’s like I can taste it through my computer screen. Great with the weather we have right now. Hot. Thank you for sharing.

    • Thanks Madin, you’re too nice. If you try it let me know how it goes. This recipe is a little on the heavy side on the garlic for Andy, but I am garlic mad. However, I think it makes most dishes taste amazing. This one in particular 🙂

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