Our garden has over produced this year so we are looking for new and different ways to use cucumbers. This is a 5 star hit!
Creamy Cucumber Soup
From EatingWell: May/June 2007
There's no reason to only use cucumbers raw—they are wonderful sautéed then pureed with avocado for a silken-textured soup that's good warm or cold.
31 Reviews for Creamy Cucumber Soup
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.
Delicious. Didn't have parsley so used a little cilantro. It was thick but not too thick. Cayenne added just the right amount of kick.
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).
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!