Sunday, August 4, 2013

Chilled Cucumber Soup

Chilled Cucumber Soup

This Chilled Cucumber Soup is the perfect summer dish. If you like raita or tzatziki you will love this.  Now, i am already a fan of those sides, so when i saw this recipe it was a no brainier to me.

This soup is soo simpel to make, it’s refreshing, healthy and just tasty.  Perfect little summer lunch or starter to a dinner.

This recipe is part of the monthly Secret Recipe Club “assignment!” Every month you get a name of a blog and you need to choose ANY recipe from that blog and then blog about that recipe by a date. It’s a secret because the blog owner does not know you are doing this until the reveal date.


My secret blog this month was I Was Born to Cook, which is written by Melissa from NJ.  I spent hours and hours on Melissa’s blog.   She write a fabulous food blog that she started after her daughter Bella was born.  Before then she was having trouble conceiving and wrote about it.  It was hard to read at times but it was a happy ending.

There were many recipes that i wanted to make from Melissa’s blog, but when i came across this Chilled Cucumber Soup i knew this was the recipe for me.  I love it.  Will be making again.

Chilled Cucumber Soup

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Chilled Cucumber Soup

Yield: 6 servings

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cucumbers seeded and diced
2 scallions, cut into chunks
4 garlic cloves, chopped
3 tbsp fresh mint
3 tbsp fresh basil
1 1/2 tsp fresh dill
6 drops of hot sauce
2 cups plain Greek yogurt (Fage is my favorite)
1 cup whole milk
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together and in a blencher and blend until smooth. Store in refrigerator or serve immediately with chopped sweet cherry tomatoes.

Adapted from: I was born to Cook

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15 Responses to “Chilled Cucumber Soup”

  1. 1

    angela@spinachtiger — August 4, 2013 @ 8:43 pm

    I have to agree with you. I would want to make this soup again and again and I’ve pinned to my soups. Beautiful picture too.

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    sara — August 4, 2013 @ 9:34 pm

    This is so pretty and looks super delicious! :)

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    Sweet as Sugar Cookies — August 4, 2013 @ 10:22 pm

    That’s definitely a perfect recipe for summer.

  4. 4

    Jess — August 4, 2013 @ 10:57 pm

    What a great, light summer recipe! Love chilled soups when the weather gets hot!

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    Leigh — August 5, 2013 @ 1:37 am

    Love all those fresh herbs in the soup. delicious!

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    AmandaE — August 5, 2013 @ 4:26 am

    Always in need of more cold soups and this one looks FANTASTIC! Pinned it for later – awesome SRC pick

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    Kate | Food Babbles — August 5, 2013 @ 9:59 am

    What a lovely summer soup! I love chilled soups when the weather gets warm and cucumber sounds so refreshing.

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    Amy Tong — August 5, 2013 @ 11:18 pm

    This Chilled Cucumber Soup sounds perfect for the hot summer days! I love the flavors in it. :) Thank you so much for sharing. This SRC sounds like fun too.

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    Stephanie — August 6, 2013 @ 4:45 am

    It does look refreshing, and I do like the idea of the different fresh herbs.

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    Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos — August 6, 2013 @ 2:06 pm

    So simple to prepare and so chic! Love this recipe!

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    Trisha — August 7, 2013 @ 5:04 pm

    This is perfect for summer. I know I’ll try this out for sure!

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    melissa@IWasBornToCook — August 8, 2013 @ 4:18 pm

    This really is a great soup. So glad you enjoyed it!

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    Vera Lima — August 13, 2013 @ 3:01 pm

    I loved this Chilled Cucumber Soup Recipe !!
    Nice for the summer and greater for those cold nights in the winter.
    I am going to do this soup tomorrow. I can’t wait !

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — August 20, 2013 @ 10:41 pm

    Ewa, somehow I couldn’t leave a comment on Espresso Martini post, but I love it! I sometimes don’t know any other recipes but using cucumbers for salad, and this is something I want to challenge myself and make! Looks so delicious and fancy. :)

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    ?????? — September 4, 2013 @ 8:02 am

    this soup looks great, clean and deliciours

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