Cold Cream of Cucumber Soup

Total Time
4hrs 45mins
Prep 4 hrs
Cook 45 mins

This is a recipe by Beth Elon, who has a column every other week in our local paper. In our house it's just not Friday night dinner unless there's soup, but with the weather being so hot lately, I haven't been able to even bear the thought of sitting down to a hot steaming bowl of chicken soup, let alone cooking it on Friday. I tried this out the other night and it was so refreshing, I think we'll have this more often than just Friday nights during the summer! Prep time includes chilling (who wants lukewarm cuke soup?).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring the vegetable broth to the boil.
  2. Chop 4 of the cucumbers coarsely.
  3. Thinly slice the fifth, and set the slices aside.
  4. Add the chopped cucumbers, potato, leeks, shallot and garlic to the boiling broth, and cook until tender, about 45 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and blend.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste, and cool.
  7. Refrigerate for several hours, until well chilled.
  8. To serve, pour the chilled soup into a soup tureen, add the sliced cucumbers and chopped chives.
  9. Spoon the sour cream or yogurt on top, or serve it separately at the table.


Most Helpful

Mirj! If I could give you a place in the Guiness Book of World Records for The Person I admire the most, I'd give it to u most happily and willingly. We loved this soup beyond words. It was so refreshing like you said in the short description. I made it last night, around 10pm and refrigerated it overnight. At lunch time, I poured in the low-fat yogurt, and, as I didnt have chives, I used parsley as a substitute and ah, it gave it a kick! It gave such a lot of flavour, it was wonderful. I had 2 bowls of this with 2 bread slices for lunch and its been 5 hours now, and I'm still going strong! Thank U, Mirj, I'm your fan and my mom, dad and me, love this soup! Dad tossed in a few dumplings into his bowl(dumplings are what we call "boondi") and he would like this soup to be repeated often at home! Thanks, again! :)

Charishma_Ramchandani August 06, 2002

Well this is hard. First of all it did not look like Cucumber soup. It tasted pretty good but it just didn't look right. My wife said 3 stars but I felt 4. It needed the sour cream and salt and pepper. Still I felt it should have been called something different than Cream of Cucumber Soup. Still like I said I enjoyed it but I am not sure I would make it again.

bill mayes August 29, 2009

Very Refreshing Soup. I had no leeks or shallots in house, so used more onion and a tad more garlic. Nice new way to utilize cucumbers. This recipe goes into my recipe box. Yum. Thank You for sharing.

KeleKooks August 16, 2009

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