The most simple yet one of the best soups I had so far. A simplified version of my mum's cucumber soup. No need for salt, pepper, or seasonings, just a good vegetable broth. I like to have it with a good slice of toasted bread and some good cheese.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
3
Yield:
3 servings
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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter with the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in the butter mixture until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Add cucumber and zucchini slices; cook and stir until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour vegetable broth over the mixture; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and let simmer until the vegetables are cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat and cool a few minutes.

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  • Pour soup into a blender no more than half full. Cover and hold lid in place with a towel; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Puree in batches until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

151 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 15g 5% DV; fat 9.3g 14% DV; cholesterol 10.2mg 3% DV; sodium 500.2mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2013
Simple indeed and as written I give it 4 stars. The flavor from the cucumber and zucchini came through nicely but I still felt it was lacking some herbs or seasonings. I ended up adding some dill a dash of cayenne and a dash of salt and this took it from a 4 to a 5. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/02/2015
I did not make any changes. It was a light soup but it was just bland no flavor Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2013
Simple indeed and as written I give it 4 stars. The flavor from the cucumber and zucchini came through nicely but I still felt it was lacking some herbs or seasonings. I ended up adding some dill a dash of cayenne and a dash of salt and this took it from a 4 to a 5. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2014
Made this soup today and stuck to the recipe...until I tasted it. The flavor was very zucchini and I wanted to tone that taste down a little. Added some paprika oregano basil and a couple dollops of sour cream. Much better. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/10/2013
Made this today to use some fresh cuke and zuke from the farmer's market. Used some green onion I had too. Yes needs some herbs and seasoning; dill salt and pepper and cayenne like the previous reviewer. Also gave it a shot of Frank's Red Hot (hubby's fave!) Good soup! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2017
Terrific simple recipe. I only had 1 zucchini and followed another reviewer's suggestion of adding 1T dill. Did not peel cucumber or zucchini. Used mandolin and it was very quick. Good hot or cold. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/01/2015
I did not make any changes. It was a light soup but it was just bland no flavor Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2014
I added salt celery salt cayenne pepper dill weed and greek yogurt as some other reviewers suggested and with these added it's a 5 out of 5 delicious! Also sliced cucumber in finished soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2018
I used chicken and beef stock rather than vegetable stock. I tripled the recipe myself. It's delicious! I think it needs some sliced jalapenos tossed in after it is cooked.:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2019
Very easy to make and delicious I would say make sure you blend it thoroughly especially if the cucumbers/zucchini are unseeded. Also I just grate the vegetables to save time. Great with sour cream cheese most dairy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2018
My garden is producing lots of cucumbers and squash so I have made this soup a few of times. I also add the dill cayenne and salt as recommended by previous reviewer and I think it really needs that seasoning. It has lovely flavors and is a nice change from other summer veggie soups. Read More