Friday, July 22, 2011

Cucumber Soup

All I can say is “it's HOT”!!! Heat index forecast for today: over 115°F (46°C)! In anticipation, I made this refreshing soup last night and stuck it in the fridge... and that is probably all I will eat for lunch!

Makes 4 servings
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced = 1 oignon doux, coupé en morceaux
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced = 2 gousses d'ail, émincées
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and diced = 1 gros concombre, épluché et coupé en morceaux
  • Juice from one lime = jus d'un citron vert
  • 2 cups low-fat Greek yogurt = 450 g de yaourt grec (ou fromage blanc) allégé
  • ½ cup sour cream = 60 g de crème fraiche
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt = ½ cuillère à café de sel
  • Freshly ground black pepper = poivre noir moulu

Heat 3 tablespoons of water in a pan on low-medium heat; add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, about 6 minutes, until onions are soft and translucent.

Reserve 4 tablespoons of cucumber for garnish.

Add cucumber, onion, garlic, and lime juice to food processor; pulse 10 times. Open lid, scrape sides and add yogurt, sour cream, and salt. Puree until smooth and frothy, about 30 seconds. Cover and chill at least 1 hour or overnight.

Ladle soup into bowls and top each portion with finely dice remaining cucumber and freshly ground black pepper. Enjoy!


  1. Miam, vais essayer très bientôt, on a plein de concombres de notre mini potager!

  2. Bonne idée, j'ai envie de l'essayer aussi! Quand tu dis 1 concombre, tu parles des English cucumbers ou des plus petits?

  3. Un gros concombre (merci, du coup, j'ai edite le post)!

  4. A tester aussi ici, ça à l'air trop, trop bon!!!