Minty Cucumber and Yoghurt Soup

My Favourite Soups

Minty Cucumber and Yoghurt Soup myfavouritepastime.com_2433Today is one of those borderline days, not too hot but hot enough to make one uncomfortable, so I decided to take a lazy walk to the local store to buy the ingredients for this Minty Cucumber and Yoghurt Soup. The store always stocks huge English cucumbers, so that’s what I use when a recipe calls for cucumbers. Sometimes they are so long and big…I can only eat them in three to four days. The other cucumbers in the store are the so-called ‘field cucumbers’ also known as ‘garden cucumbers’, which I find quite bitter. They have tough skins, large seeds and an unpleasant taste for my palate.

Minty Cucumber and Yoghurt Soup myfavouritepastime.com_2438This soup is meant for busy people who want to eat a good soup that can be prepared in minutes. Once all ingredients are assembled, they are combined in a blender and blended, till smooth. Seasoning is done to suit your palate then the soup is chilled for several hours. If you want to have this soup for lunch, prepare it the night before and chill overnight. The soup tasted very good. What more can I say? I love the hint of mint and onions, and sour tinge of lemon. I wouldn’t trade this soup for anything! I wish you a fabulous weekend!

  • Ingredients
  • 1 large English cucumber peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup stock
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (please taste after adding the first one)
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Minty Cucumber and Yoghurt Soup myfavouritepastime.com_3101_2In a blender, combine the cucumber, yogurt, sour cream, stock, lemon juice, red onion, garlic, parsley, mint and the ¼ cup of olive oil. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and white pepper, cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight. Check seasoning and serve cold.

Minty Cucumber and Yoghurt Soup myfavouritepastime.com_3157This soup tasted delicious

Minty Cucumber and Yoghurt Soup myfavouritepastime.com_2436If you ever make it, please do not omit the mint.

Minty Cucumber and Yoghurt Soup

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 large English cucumber peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup stock
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (please taste after adding the first one)
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

In a blender, combine the cucumber, yogurt, sour cream, stock, lemon juice, red onion, garlic, parsley, mint and the ¼ cup of olive oil. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and white pepper, cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight. Check seasoning and serve cold.

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28 thoughts on “Minty Cucumber and Yoghurt Soup

    1. Hi Mama D,
      When I go on a cooking spree I usually cook 3-4 things in a day for one two two weeks then I settle down and start posting. Now my reserve of recipes is finished. I need to go on another cooking spree. Have a lovely Sunday!
      Liz

        1. Just relax for now. My kids are much older so I can cook even when they are around. It’s even better because they help with the chopping of ingredients etc. Have a nice evening!
          Liz

  1. Awesome! So simple even I can do it! LOL. I’m going to try this, even though I’m not a fan of cold soups. For some reason I always think of them being glutinous and lumpy (childhood experience I think). Cucumber and mint just goes doesn’t it? I’ve been getting a kick out of your back and forth discussion with Cecile, and of course I had to go check out her blog! Nice Cecile! I’m just about to head up the highway and go to a Thrift store that is selling out! Everything must go, guess I better remember I only have so much room for “stuff”! I will pick up the ingredients on my way home and make for supper tonight! Might just go well with a glass of wine! Enjoy the long weekend! It’s hot here, loving it.

    1. Hi Sandy,
      It’s so simple but tasted really nice. Think of this as a smoothie since it’s not undergoing any cooking at all. I know you drink smoothies. Ha ha Cecile and I had a long chat. I didn’t even realize until I downloaded the page…then gasp! LOL.
      Everything must go ha…good luck! There is a dollar-like store in my neighbourhood that’s closing down and it has these big “EVERYTHING MUST GO” signs. I’ve been in there four times and every time, I come out empty handed. Nothing sensible to buy. I hope you find some usable stuff. Sometimes we buy things that hang in our closets for years then we end up throwing or giving them away, I stopped buying. 2014 is the year for clearing “stuff”. Have a wonderful weekend Sandy. It was a pleasure chatting to you.
      Liz

      1. I am pleased to say I bought a wooden welcome sign and 2 stand up brochure holders. Cost me a whole $6. Can’t beat that for a bargain. I was actually looking for a cork board. My, they have certainly risen in price. Michaels store had the right size but it was $39.99! Cork must be in short supply. I bought these things for our new volunteer office which we are going to be organizing tomorrow while everyone is away for the long weekend! I did try the soup, how easy was that! Still, I tried to think of it as a smoothie, but it just wasn’t the same. LOL….some of us just don’t have the right palate. Sigh

        1. Been looking for a cork board too, but kind of just gave up. At least you’ll make use of the brochure holders and welcome sigh, straight away, cool! Ha ha pass the cold soups, Sandy. Does it mean you don’t drink smoothies? Take care and thanks so much for your regular support. You’re amazing!!!!!
          Liz

        2. When I was in Portugal last, I heard that the cork trees were on the decline. Perhaps that is why the cork boards are so expensive! And, artificial wine corks are now the norm!!! Oh yes Liz, I do drink smoothies, I just couldn`t equate the cucumber soup as a smoothie. I think I have a sweet tooth! Well, I know I do. LOL. Glad to chat with you LIz, you too are a super amazing person!

        3. Oh yes I’ve just read that Portugal accounts for 50% of world cork harvest so they must know they are on the decline. I drink both sweet and sour, and I don’t like very sweet. Have a wonderful week, Sandy!
          Liz

  2. Just ‘Pinned’ it & added ‘One of my favorite bloggers!” ‘Cause you are. What I’ve been pleasantly surprised to discover since I started blogging is the great new ‘friends’ we make in our fellow bloggers. ; o )

    1. Hi Cecile,
      Thank you for pinning, and thanks for considering me as a ‘favourite blogger’ I feel very honoured. I’ve made many a great friend too, including you, of course. Thanks for visiting the blog several times. I wish you a fantastic Sunday!
      Liz

  3. Question…. when do you sleep?? As for me, I accomplished so much more when I had tons & tons of things to do!! And – I am just so impressed with the fabulous recipes you keep banging out!! You are amazing my friend!

    1. Ha ha, I sleep very late, every single day. Blogging is a nightmare…takes so much time and energy. Last year I didn’t do much so this year am trying to compensate. Have a lovely Sunday!
      Liz

      1. I sleep late every day too! – and I thought I was the only one who thought blogging was a lot of work !! Part of my problem is I majored in English… and worked for a while in publishing… so I’m constantly editing what I’ve written. Not to mention how the photos look etc. I’m so jealous of bloggers who can ‘just bang them out’!!

        1. Hi Cecile,
          I only edit photos, briefly. I stopped editing what I write and I now make it really short. I had great ideas in my head which I realized would take some ten years to accomplish so I stopped trying to be perfect. I also just try to be myself coz I realized comparing my blog to others would drive me crazy. Have a good night. It’s past midnight and I’m still answering messages….goodnight!
          Liz

        2. I, too, am still up… l I think it’s absolutely best to be ourselves…. and I realize I’m never going to have 2,000 followers because I don’t want to invest that much time. I’m pretty happy with my little blog just chugging along, although it has been neglected of late! Sleep well !

        3. Oh boy you’ve cracked me up. Blogs take many years to grow, that’s what I calmly tell myself. When I started I thought it would never grow but it does grow slowly. Sometimes I neglect mine too, when I have more pressing things to do! Sleep well. I am at it for another one hour or so! Best wishes!
          liz

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