A zesty Mediterranean soup for hot summer nights. Feel free to increase or decrease the amount of lemon and garlic depending on your taste. For a creamier version, throw in a half avocado.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the grated cucumber, lemon juice, mint, dill, garlic, yogurt, olive oil, and salt in a large mixing bowl; stir with a large spoon. Pour the mixture into a blender; blend on high speed until smooth. Serve immediately or chill in refrigerator until ready to serve. Divide the soup between four bowls; top each serving with about 1 tablespoon raisins.

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Nutrition Facts

168 calories; protein 8.5g 17% DV; carbohydrates 22.9g 7% DV; fat 5.8g 9% DV; cholesterol 7.4mg 3% DV; sodium 676.6mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2009
This soup is addictive on a hot summer day. Have made it a few times and instead of seedless cucumbers I use regular ones which I deseed (split them down the middle & scoop out seeds with spoon). I like spicy food but this is better with only 1 clove of garlic to bring out the slightly sweet taste. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/12/2010
This was good! I liked it and I may make it again but there was no "Wow" factor. I found it refreshing but it was missing something. Maybe if I'd let the flavors develop instead of eating it right away? Read More
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50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2009
This soup is addictive on a hot summer day. Have made it a few times and instead of seedless cucumbers I use regular ones which I deseed (split them down the middle & scoop out seeds with spoon). I like spicy food but this is better with only 1 clove of garlic to bring out the slightly sweet taste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2009
This recipe has a great flavor but the first time I made it with my overabundance of large cucumbers seeds removed. I grated them and then pureed the soup as directed. The flavor was great but the texture was coarse. Next time I'll make it with the smaller cukes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2009
i really enjoyed the soup and will make again when i need to use up some cukes! hubby didn't like it so much so i'll be making it just for me which is why i only gave 4 stars. would love to try the avocado next time or a dollop of sour cream. won't bother grating the cuke or mixing it in a bowl next time - just dump all ingredients into the blender for less cleanup! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2009
Not bad. Added freshly ground pepper and a pinch of cayenne to give it a kick. Served with baguette and fruit. Great and simple dinner for the summer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2009
I love this soup! It's easy to modify but great as is. I sometimes add celery avocado and a tablespoon or 2 of ranch dressing. I also like 1/4 teaspoon of chipotle seasoning in it as well. I've made this almost weekly for months so it's safe to say it's now a 'staple' in my diet! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2011
Tastes amazing especially on a hot day. I used plain yogurt with fat. Makes for a more filling dinner. I didn't add the raisins. I used my immersion blender. For company I would probably put very thin slices of cucumber on top of each serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2018
I use English cukes but otherwise this recipe is great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/12/2010
This was good! I liked it and I may make it again but there was no "Wow" factor. I found it refreshing but it was missing something. Maybe if I'd let the flavors develop instead of eating it right away? Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2009
Delicious! Since the cukes are going in the blender anyway I didn't bother grating them; I just chopped them up and the blender did the rest. Next time I might garnish the soup with some sour cream for some extra fatty goodness. Read More
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