Cucumber Basil Soup

Cold Cucumber Basil Soup – Refreshing During the Summer Heat

Cold Cucumber Basil Soup is a simple blender soup that is so refreshing during the summer heat. No cooking, just toss some fresh ingredients in a blender or food processor and enjoy.

This summer soup uses the classic Mediterranean combination of cucumbers and yogurt, with some onions, chives, and basil for extra flavor. Cucumbers are high in water content and low in calories. They have small amounts of a variety of vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, C, and K, potassium, manganese, and magnesium. The herbs add some vitamin K, folate, calcium, and zinc, with almost no calories.

Most of the nutrition is in the cucumber skin!

Cold Cucumber Basil Soup Ingredients

The amounts below are general guidelines. This is soup, add more or less of the ingredients to suit your tastes.

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 medium cucumbers, peeled (optional), seeded, and cut into large chunks
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives (or garlic chives)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup onions, cut in large chunks
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. If desired, dice about 1/4 cup of cucumbers and set aside for garnish along with some of the herbs and 1 tablespoon olive oil. 
  2. Put all ingredients except salt and pepper in a blender or food processor and pulse 5-6 times to break the cucumber up. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste, garnish with cucumbers, herbs, and olive oil (optional).

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About Audrey Humaciu

Audrey Humaciu is an avid "maker" that believes homemade is better. Check out her blog, That Recipe, and rediscover the simple pleasures of cooking and eating real foods that nourish your body, mind, and spirit. She'll show you how easy it can be.

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