Magic Summer Soup Recipe

Magic Summer Soup Recipe

This cold cucumber soup recipe is perfect for hot summer days. Creamy, cool, bright, and refreshing, it’s a delicious, nourishing starter or side dish.

This cold cucumber soup is everything I want on a hot summer day. To make it, you don’t have to turn on the oven, the stove, or even the grill. Just toss the ingredients into a blender, puree, and chill! After a few hours in the fridge, this cucumber soup will be so creamy, cool, bright, and refreshing that you won’t be able to resist going back for seconds.

Prep Time: 10minutes mins

Chilling Time: 4hours hrs

Serves 8

This chilled cucumber soup recipe is a delicious summer starter or side dish! Fresh herbs, Greek yogurt, and lemon juice make it bright, creamy, and refreshing. Gluten-free.


6 Persian cucumbers, thinly sliced, reserve a few slices for garnish

1½ cups plain whole milk Greek yogurt

¾ cup fresh basil

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, more for drizzling

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons fresh dill

1 garlic clove

¾ teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon honey

Freshly ground black pepper

Fresh mint, dill, or chives, for garnish


In a blender, combine the cucumbers, yogurt, basil, olive oil, lemon juice, dill, garlic, salt, honey, and several grinds of pepper and blend until smooth. Chill for at least 4 hours.

Serve in bowls and garnish with the reserved cucumber slices, fresh herbs, drizzles of olive oil, and freshly ground black pepper.


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