Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Soothing and delicious--with bits of cucumber. Better the second day than the first, if it lasts that long.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix ingredients.
  2. Chill overnight, or at least 3-4 hours.
  3. YUM!
  4. This also works well in smaller servings as a counterpoint to spicy foods (like raita).
Most Helpful

5 5

Your recipe is the same as one a neighbour gave me almost 30 years ago. She was from a German Mennonite background and I treasure every recipe she shared. This is the easiest soup I've ever made. If the ingredients are all cold, the soup is delicious right away on a hot day, but yes, better if allowed to mingle together for several hours. Another optional ingredient my dear friend sometimes added was cooked, shredded beets which gave the soup a lovely pink colour and additional flavour. (Now I just used canned beets.) Either way, this is a real keeper.

4 5

I made a half recipe of this tasty soup at 10 am this morning for 2 of us to eat as a starter for our dinner this evening. I used all dried herbs + the garlic & mint. I was a little unclear how much parsley, garlic & mint to use, but see this as part of the beauty of the recipe. You can make it as written & then adjust to suit your taste pref the next time. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us. :-)

4 5

I used 3 cups of English cukes for this, peeled, seeded, and diced. I put some of the cucumber with the yogurt and some of the buttermilk in the blender, but left the rest of the cucumber in chunks. Wasn't sure what half a bunch of parsley translated to, so I used about 1/4 cup minced of italian parsley. Added some salt and white pepper. Made it before lunch to eat at dinner. I thought both the dill and parsley flavors were a bit strong, and I think I might add more cucumber next time. still overall, a cool and refreshing soup.