Cucumber Soup

Creamy Cucumber Soup

Creamy Cucumber Soup
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Ingredients

  • 2 medium cucumbers
  • chicken soup base
  • cream soup base
  • 2-3 TBS of butter
  • salt, pepper, dried garlic
  • sour cream
  • chives

Creamy Cucumber Soup

Slice cucumbers and sauté them in butter, salt, pepper, and dried garlic. Prepare soup base in water. I used 8 cups of water, 4 TBS of chicken soup base, and 2 TBS of cream soup base. When cucumbers are tender add them to the soup mixture. Add 2 -3 TBS of Spicy mustard, some chives and some parsley, (as much as you want, but save some chives for later.) Using a processor blend until the cucumbers are liquid, all but little flecks of green. I have the Braun wand mixer, so I was able to process it right in the pot. Dish it up add some cold cucumbers and sour cream then sprinkle with chives.

Extras

Great with saltines, cheese crackers, or triscuits. If you like spicy sprinkle a little red pepper flakes on top, or add a little Tabasco or Frank's Red Hot sauce.

Can be filling alone or you can serve it with a meat, cheese, or veggie sandwich.

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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

This is great for summer months as cucumbers help to keep you cool. It is also great because during the summer you don't want anything to heavy either. You can have this as a cold soup or warmed.

Great recipe. I love cucumber soup, mine is a little different but I will try this one. sounds delicious.


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Dardia 5 years ago from Michigan Author

Hello Cardisa,

Nice of you to come by.

There are a lot of recipes for this, but I made my own mostly because the ones I was finding used a pre-made cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup. And you are right it is good warm or chilled. I am thinking of using cream cheese the next time.

+ Darlene


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK

Lovely and Healthy Recipe. I notice on the right side of your profile and hubs, there is no option to follow you......

Anyway, nice to read your Hubs.


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Dardia 5 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks, Lady_E! The follow button is up above now with a the count of followers. I hope you make it back to read some more.


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

This sounds great and I love cucumbers, I even add slices to sandwiches, yummy. Cucumbers lower cholesterol too. I have to try this soon! Thanks.

Polly


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Dardia 5 years ago from Michigan Author

Hello, Pollyannalana!

I didn't realize that they help lower cholesterol.

Wonderful news. I love them too. Thanks for stopping by.


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago

Hi Dardia ~ Sounds just great. Did you say you eat it hot or cold? When the harvest of cucumbers fills the fridge I'll think of you and your recipe. Debby


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Dardia 5 years ago from Michigan Author

Hi, Debby!

I didn't say hot or cold because it's good both ways and it is up to you how you want to eat it. I froze some to have in the winter and will probably eat it hot then. Summer seems like a good time to eat it cold. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy it.


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frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

I must admit I only recently heard of cooking cucumbers. Now your soup sounds right delicious so I must bookmark it for reference. Thank you for sharing this great recipe.


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Dardia 5 years ago from Michigan Author

Hello, froggyfish!

Glad you stopped by. I hope you try it and enjoy it. My family loves it.

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