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Chilled Cucumber Soup

Chilled Cucumber Soup

Submitted by Straus Family Creamery

Healthy, light and refreshing, our chilled cucumber soup combines the delicious flavors of mint, yogurt, and cucumber of course. Perfect for a hot summer day!

Time required: 30 min.

Servings: 4


  • 2 1/2 cup seedless cucumbers (if available), peeled
  • 2 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 4 cups Straus Plain Nonfat Yogurt
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 large red radishes, cut into 1/4-inch dice, for garnish


Slice the two cucumbers into 1-inch pieces and place in a bowl. Cut the remaining 1/2 cucumber into 1/4-inch dice; reserve. To the cucumber slices, add the garlic, broth, 3 cups yogurt, 3/4 cup mint leaves and lemon juice. Process well in a blender or food processor until smooth. Remove to a bowl.

Whisk in the remaining cup of yogurt and the remaining 1/4 cup mint leaves. Season with salt and pepper.

To serve, combine the reserved diced cucumber and the diced radishes, the divide equally among 4 bowls. Ladle the soup into the bowls atop the vegetables. Serve immediately.