Cold Cucumber Soup


Tangy buttermilk and fresh mint make this chilled soup a refreshing starter in the summer.

Cold Cucumber Soup
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4 servings, 1 cup each


  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed and peeled

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 4 cups peeled, seeded and chopped cucumbers (about 3 cucumbers), divided

  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk

  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, plus sprigs for garnish

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 2 ice cubes

  • Freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Place garlic clove on a cutting board and sprinkle with salt. Mash with the side of a chef's knife into a smooth paste. Transfer to a blender.

  2. Reserving 1/2 cup of cucumbers for garnish, add the remaining cucumbers to the blender along with buttermilk, mint leaves, vinegar and ice cubes; blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls and garnish with the reserved cucumbers and mint sprigs.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

57 Calories
1g Fat
8g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 57
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Vitamin A 371IU 7%
Vitamin C 6mg 7%
Folate 29mcg 7%
Sodium 470mg 20%
Calcium 139mg 11%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 30mg 7%
Potassium 350mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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