I made this according to the recipe. I used fresh lemon and it turned out great! I think it's really tasty and will definitely make it again! Thank you for this recipe! We have more cucumbers than we know what to do with!
I have made this three times now with minor changes the second and third time. They were all very good and easy to make or adjust. We found that we prefer it without the yogurt. Froze some of the second batch for winter as the reviews said it freezes well. We had an over abundance of cukes this year and still have plenty of pickles left from last year. Being fairly new to canning and hoping to not take up all the freezer space I canned 5 quarts of soup out of the third batch. Here's my question. Has anyone tried to can this soup? Everything looked great and all the jars sealed. After the third day I was hearing a strange noise only to discover that all the jars were oozing green sludge! Does anyone know what I did wrong or is canning just not an option for this recipe?
Fantastic! A must try! Can't go wrong with this recipe! Left out yogurt & cyanine due to allergies. Topped with sliced roasted almonds. Served both warm & chilled. Slurry! Yummmm! Pros: Easy & great use of garden veggies & herbs.
Delicious and handy I love this recipe. I have been using it for a few years now when I want to preserve cucumbers from my garden. The soup freezes well and gives you a nice taste of summer in the middle of the winter Pros: Tastes wonderful and freezes well
Delicious! I don't usually have yogurt but garnish with a pile of cheddar blue feta whatever cheese you have. I just add dill with the parsley. I always have all these things in my garden in the summer so a meal right out of the yard! Pros: easy to make uses lots of cucumbers a meal in itself
Healthy Filling and Addictive! My new favorite soup! I've made it 3 times this week and I'm completely in awe. I was looking for a soup to replace all the chicken soup I've been making and this fills the void. It is nutritious adaptable to change hearty and my new favorite soup. I would eat this for every meal if I could Pros: Easy to make Delicious A filling soup and very healthy Cons: None
Household Favorite This has become a go-to dish out our house. It's nice and creamy and a great way to add veggies to a meal. One of my favorite versions is to replace the parsley with deal and serve it warm. Happy tummies all around! Pros: Easy healthy great for leftovers
Quick and easy! I thought I had posted a review of this before but I guess I didn't. I made this several times last summer because I loved it so much. It was quick and easy to make in the evening to pack for lunch for a few days. I always eat it cold but it's good warm too. I always top it with a little crumbled queso fresco too but it's just as good without it. While cheese adds some fat it also adds protein and makes the soup more filling too.
Mixed Reviews I enjoyed this recipe. I ate the soup hot and found I liked the clean fresh taste which was refreshing but filling. I used up left over cucumbers I had been growing this summer. However the husband didn't like it so mixed reviews in our house. Pros: easy simple and refreshing
Healthy and incredibly delicious soup This recipe is TERRIFIC; it's easy (if you like chopping). The only change I made was to add more garlic cayenne pepper and I added a little tiny bit more lemon juice. YUM! I hadn't even put in the yogurt yet and it was already good. I tried another taste of it with yogurt only to find that I liked it better without the yogurt. Great warm!!! Pros: Flavorful healthy hearty Cons: No cons other then upping the cayenne and garlic.
My husband and kids think it's too sour Maybe I'll try it without the lemon juice next time? More likely I'll just start with a different recipe. I thought it was OK but I'm not a picky eater. Nobody else liked it. Pros: Healthy fats a good way to use cucumbers in season. Cons: Too sour.
It's good! The missing ingredient is chopped fresh coriander and more lemon to bring up the flavors. Needs a long time with the stick blender but worth it. Next time I'd add the garlic after sauteeing the onion (I used a large shallot because I love shallots). Pros: creamy delicious esp. cold Cons: needs a bit more seasoning
I had one left over did not want to wast but it wasn't good enough to eat raw besides it was cold outside! I used all the ideas and modified a bit because of the amounts I had on hand. I used a couple handsfuls of spring mix/baby spinach instead of parsley and omitted the pepper because I don't like pepper. And I used buttermilk instead of yogurt and poured that into the blender followed by the hot soup from the sauce pan including the greens that I added at the end cooked about 2 minutes. When I was done I had about 2 cups of warm soup which I heated until hot in the microwave. On this cold night it warmed me up and tasted sooo good. I will make it again!
Not Creamy Enough I've never had a cold soup before and thought I'd give this one a try. It seemed it was going well but I did think there was too much broth used and wondered if it would get thick enough. It didn't and by the time I stirred in the yogurt I was pretty sure it was way too thin. Chilling thickened it up a little bit but the texture was grainy and essentially what I would imagine cold vomit to be like. The avocado is a little overpowering in the end and reminiscent of runny guachomole. Unfortunately my house is full of picky eaters and if I can't stomach it I'm sure they won't either I feel bad that this will probably be thrown out. To be fair though I'm not sure if I just can't cook or the recipe is bad. Pros: Cheap and easy to make. Good flavors. Cons: Not thick enough. Too much salt. Unpalatable texture.
This is a really tasty soup. It NEEDS something though and i can't put my finger on it. I used Greek yougurt which made it very rich and creamy. It's refreshing - probably even more satisfying if eaten cold on a hot summer day. I'm not sure what else to give it though. Maybe more salt more cayenne. Maybe I'll try dill. I'd do it again whenever I figure out what is missing. Pros: Light Refreshing in Summer Cons: Missing something...
No boring cucumber soup here! Only two things I adapted to our tastes- used more broth to thin the soup out a bit and used Chilula sauce instead of cayenne pepper. Loved this recipe! I would definitely make this soup again. Pros: Quick creamy healthy
Excellent light & refreshing! Wonderful soup. I made it twice this weekend to use up cucumbers then put some in the freezer. I added a little more lemon juice and parsley than it called for - b/c that's what I like. I may end up adding a bit more broth when I warm it up next time. I enjoyed it luke-warm. Pros: Easy healthy light
My whole family liked this soup. My husband loved it cold. I like it hot. My one year old just plan liked it. He asked for more 3 times! My four year old ate it which is a great general endorsement. I also love the way it uses cucumbers! Because they're cooked I froze some and hope it'll be OK when I thaw it. If so I've found a great way to keep cucumber for the long Minnesota winter!
horrible i don't know why but it turned out green and it tasted like barf. I'm sure i followed the directions right. I strongly advise that you hit the back button and try another recipe. Pros: nothing Cons: tasted horrible
Not a hit I had an idea this would be a hit or miss recipe but gave it a shot due to all the great reviews. I have to say i'm not in love with it. It just doesn't taste all that great and mine looked like smooth guacamole. Pros: easy to make Cons: not very yummy
Delish I was looking for a way to use up our abundance of garden cucumbers and was not disappointed. The use of avacado really worked and not only did I use parsely but threw in a handful of basil and mint. I have enjoyed it both warm and cold. If you like cucumber/yogurtery type things you'll love this! Pros: Great way to use up garden cucumbers; avacado replacing cream is brilliant Cons: A little time consuming