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Cool as a Cucumber Soup Recipe

Cool as a Cucumber Soup Recipe

This chilled soup makes a wonderful appetizer or side on a hot summer day. Bright bursts of dill provide a pleasant contrast to the milder flavor of cucumber.—Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing YIELD:5 servings


  • 1 pound cucumbers, peeled, seeded and sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1 green onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons snipped fresh dill
  • Additional chopped green onion and snipped fresh dill


  • 1. In a colander set over a bowl, toss cucumbers with salt. Let stand for 30 minutes. Squeeze and pat dry.
  • 2. Place the cucumbers, yogurt, onion and garlic in a food processor; cover and process until smooth. Stir in dill. Serve immediately in chilled bowls. Garnish with additional onion and dill. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 40 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 279mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 fat-free milk.

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Brenda2772 User ID: 2165447 119183
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2013

"Accidentally used vanilla yogurt (but countered that with sour cream). I was out of green onion, so I used powdered white onion and added 1/8 tsp. black pepper.

Quite refreshing and simple to make."

bjoyus User ID: 3869081 136971
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2011

"This soup is amazing! So easy and so good."

sj55 User ID: 1420676 119613
Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"Very tasty-we enjoyed it very much!!"

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