Creamy Cucumber Soup

May/June 2007

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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.

"Very delicious and satisfying! As creamy as it is, you wouldn't think it was healthy! I love having this for lunch or dinner with sandwiches. "
Creamy Cucumber Soup Recipe

29 Reviews for Creamy Cucumber Soup


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.

Healthy and flavorful
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).

creamy, delicious esp. cold

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.

Cheap and easy to make. Good flavors.

One of my all time favs!!! I use ground red pepper and more lemon juice than called for and serve it very cold. The whole family loves this soup. I ecommend i to anyone who likes a great cold soup.


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