This puree can be served either hot or cold. Garnish with sliced cucumber and chopped parsley. Try substituting dill for the tarragon, if you like.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Peel, seed, and chop 2 cucumbers.

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  • Cook the chopped scallions in the margarine until soft. Add the chopped cucumbers and the wine vinegar. Pour in the broth, and stir in the farina. Salt to taste, and add tarragon. Let the soup simmer for 20 minutes, or until the cucumbers are soft.

  • Put the soup into a blender, and puree it.

  • Pour the puree into a bowl, and whisk in the sour cream. Taste the soup for seasoning. Pour the soup into bowls, and garnish with cucumber slices and chopped parsley.

Nutrition Facts

116.5 calories; protein 4.6g 9% DV; carbohydrates 5.6g 2% DV; fat 8.6g 13% DV; cholesterol 8.4mg 3% DV; sodium 563.4mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2003
I think it's excellent. I made many quarts with all of the cucumbers from the garden. I froze a lot of it and it thawed nicely. We had it often throughout the winter. I just had to whisk it a litle to mix the sour cream back in. A nice refreshingly different soup. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/26/2011
I thought I'd love this because I LOVE cucumber soups. But I must have done something wrong and I hope someone can tell me what my problem was. I meant to make the soup as written but substitute the dill which I love for the tarragon which I don't care for. I accidently bought Cream of Rice instead of Cream of Wheat but I thought it would be OK. The soup was so thin it was weird to eat. (Might have been better if I had added chunks of cucumber). I tried adding more sour cream - it didn't help much. I don't know much about Farina and the Internet wasn't a great deal of help. My heart tells me this would be a keeper for a cumcumber soup nut like I am. Read More
(6)
55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2003
I think it's excellent. I made many quarts with all of the cucumbers from the garden. I froze a lot of it and it thawed nicely. We had it often throughout the winter. I just had to whisk it a litle to mix the sour cream back in. A nice refreshingly different soup. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2004
This is a very nice recipe--great for a hot summer night's dinner party. I opted for the use of dill instead of tarragon; it seemed to go better with cucumbers. Regarding the use of farina: although the recipe says to add the farina right after the broth I was afraid the farina would get lumpy being poured into liquid that was not hot. I waited for the broth to boil and then I added the farina whisking rapidly to make sure no lumps formed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2006
Excellent! Definitely love it with the dill. I skipped the butter part and just used fat free cooking spray which brought my weight watchers numbers down to 1 point using fat free sour cream-delicious! I also added a few dashes of Tobasco. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2007
This recipe is different from the one that I make but it was good. I like to try different variations of cucumber soup. With this soup I ommited the chicken broth and replaced it with vegetable broth the vinegar I used is tarragon vinegar and I added dill weed since I like a lot of dill with my cukes I added a lot. I also used half and half with this recipe instead of sour cream it seems to make it rich flavor. Since I like a heartier soup I added more farina(cream of wheat) to the soup then I pureed it. Mix everything up and let it sit overnite and before serving I puree it again and serve. This way it allows the flavors to blend. I think the next time that I make this soup I will try adding a little white wine. This soup is one of my staples during the summer. I pair this up with a cold vegetarian sandwhich and a tall glass of of Ice tea. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2009
This is a great recipe for all those garden cucumbers you can never seem to keep up with. I made a big batch (minus the sour cream) and put in freezer containers (adding sour cream later). We ate soup throughout the winter! Great in bread bowls with a large salad or simple chicken or ham dinners. My husband loves this recipe! I will try it with dill this year. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2008
I loved this recipe. It was quick and easy. I used 1/2 cup potato soup instead of farina and pureed the soup for about 2 minutes. The final texture was almost like a broth which made it light and great for a summer dinner. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2004
This was a very good light soup. I used dill like someone else suggested next time I will try the tarragon just to see what it is like. I really liked it. By the way for anyone weight watchering it is only 3 points! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2007
This is a very different recipe. I liked it but my mom did not. I did not seed the cucumbers. I just peeled and diced. I didn't have farina so I added half of a potato. It tasted fine. Great for a change. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2007
I really liked this. I had however never heard of cucumber soup before; I had a lot of dill so that is what I used instead of parsley and it was a nice compliment. I made it the night before when the weather was ok for dinner when it was going to be scorching hot and I'm glad I did! Served with recipes for stuffed pattypan and marinated mushrooms from this site. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/26/2011
I thought I'd love this because I LOVE cucumber soups. But I must have done something wrong and I hope someone can tell me what my problem was. I meant to make the soup as written but substitute the dill which I love for the tarragon which I don't care for. I accidently bought Cream of Rice instead of Cream of Wheat but I thought it would be OK. The soup was so thin it was weird to eat. (Might have been better if I had added chunks of cucumber). I tried adding more sour cream - it didn't help much. I don't know much about Farina and the Internet wasn't a great deal of help. My heart tells me this would be a keeper for a cumcumber soup nut like I am. Read More
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