You can substitute dill, cilantro or basil for the mint in this refreshing cucumber-lemon soup. An easy way to make crushed ice is to fill clean milk or juice cartons with water and freeze. Then place the carton in a large plastic bag and smash with a hammer.

Marie Piraino
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1993


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine cucumbers, mint, scallions, lemon juice, zest and sugar in a food processor or blender; process until smooth. Add ice and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately in chilled bowls.


Nutrition Facts

38 calories; protein 1.8g 4% DV; carbohydrates 7.5g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 2.4g 10% DV; sugars 4.3g; fat 0.5g 1% DV; saturated fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 518.8IU 10% DV; vitamin c 14.1mg 23% DV; folate 45.4mcg 11% DV; calcium 54.7mg 6% DV; iron 1.5mg 8% DV; magnesium 35.1mg 13% DV; potassium 376.5mg 11% DV; sodium 58.3mg 2% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 8% DV.