We were first introduced to this soup in a restaurant. Once we had it I was pestered to find it online and make it. I found it nowhere and so this is the nearest I came to the restaurant style.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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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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  • Heat vegetable oil in a soup pot over medium heat; cook and stir cucumbers until softened, about 5 minutes. Cook and stir green onions with cucumbers until green onions are softened, about 5 more minutes. Pour in chicken broth and lemon juice. Stir in sugar and bring soup to a boil.

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  • Reduce heat to low, cover soup, and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

67 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 6.8g; fat 4g; cholesterol 3.1mg; sodium 605.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2014
This was the first time I ever made or ate cucumber soup and was a bit skeptical but I had tons of cucumbers coming out of our garden and had to do something with them so I thought what the heck I'll try it. The only thing I did different was I boiled a leg and thigh section of chicken in a separate pot until tender then shredded it and added it to the simmering soup. I also used about a tablespoonful of powdered chicken soup base but powdered chicken bouillon would also work just as well and I reduced my salt accordingly. I also added some of the water to my soup that I had boiled my chicken in but you could add more of the canned chicken stock instead if you like. The flavor was so good that my husband said he'd be happy if I made this soup from now on when we have lots of cucumbers coming off the garden. P.S. He came back for seconds. I think he was as surprised at how good this soup was as I was. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I think the addition of the soup base powder and especially the real chicken bits really made the difference in how flavorful this soup turned out. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/09/2017
I'm still trying to figure out what is zesty about this soup and what makes it Thai. I found it very plain. I made it per the recipe and added quite a bit of pepper because I was afraid it was lacking. It needs more spices. I've added some curry to the leftovers and will see if it is better when I have more tomorrow. I won't make this again. Read More
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2014
This was the first time I ever made or ate cucumber soup and was a bit skeptical but I had tons of cucumbers coming out of our garden and had to do something with them so I thought what the heck I'll try it. The only thing I did different was I boiled a leg and thigh section of chicken in a separate pot until tender then shredded it and added it to the simmering soup. I also used about a tablespoonful of powdered chicken soup base but powdered chicken bouillon would also work just as well and I reduced my salt accordingly. I also added some of the water to my soup that I had boiled my chicken in but you could add more of the canned chicken stock instead if you like. The flavor was so good that my husband said he'd be happy if I made this soup from now on when we have lots of cucumbers coming off the garden. P.S. He came back for seconds. I think he was as surprised at how good this soup was as I was. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I think the addition of the soup base powder and especially the real chicken bits really made the difference in how flavorful this soup turned out. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2014
A simple light and yummy way to use up your extra cucumbers! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2014
Awesome flavour! I added fresh cilantro only because I love cilantro. I'd Definitely make this again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2017
This is a great recipe-you wanna make it more zingy? I added more pepper, as my hubby likes lots of pepper, and then I added chopped up cilantro. The Thai restaurant I had cucumber soup at had cilantro. I didn't have lemon juice, so I put in lime juice. It turned out super yummy-peppery and the cilantro really adds a lot. If you like ciantro, that is! You either hate it or love it! Thanks for this recipe! Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2012
This is good but it's still missing something to be like they have at my favorite Thai restaurant. I think it would help if I use a more concentrated chicken broth next time. I'm not sure what else to adjust but I definitely think that would help. I liked it well enough to give it another shot anyway. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2015
Delicious. My son who hates cooked vegetables also enjoyed this soup. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/08/2016
Based on everyone's suggestions to make it more chicken-y I used some cream of chicken soup I had in the cabinet instead of broth and added a little bit of bouillon. I had no idea that cooked cucumber would be so tasty! It was a hit with my girls (2 & 7) just as it was; I liked mine better with some pepper but it didn't need salt. Next time I would also add some shredded chicken and make a larger batch to fill it out; these portions were enough to feed us girls a small lunch but wouldn't be close to enough if my husband were home. Read More
(1)
Rating: 2 stars
08/09/2017
I'm still trying to figure out what is zesty about this soup and what makes it Thai. I found it very plain. I made it per the recipe and added quite a bit of pepper because I was afraid it was lacking. It needs more spices. I've added some curry to the leftovers and will see if it is better when I have more tomorrow. I won't make this again. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
08/25/2015
I did not find this recipe enjoyable. I followed the recipe and included the first reviewer's comments of adding the cooked shredded chicken added extra bouillon added a little extra chicken broth. I thought that this soup lacked all flavor. I would not do again! Read More
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