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Cool down with these 5 summer soups

By: Enrique Gili on July 5, 2011, 8:09 a.m.

Photo: Tanya Brighidina/Shutterstock

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Cucumber soup

What's cool, green and sexier than Kermit? Cucumber soup is blender safe and safe on the palate.

Cucumber soup


  • 2 cucumbers peeled and diced (reserve slices for garnish)
  • 2 cups yogurt, Greek or plain
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • Handful of fresh mint, stemmed and shredded
  • Several springs of dill, stemmed and chopped (reserve some for garnish)
  • 6 ice cubes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Time estimates

Prep time: 20 min.

Cook time: 50 min. (including refrigeration)

Total time: 70 min.


  1. Rinse and prep vegetables. Combine the first 8 ingredients in a blender. Mix until well blended. Cover and refrigerate to allow flavors to fuse about 30 minutes.
  2. Garnish with cucumber slices and dill fronds. Serve immediately.

Yield: 4