Cucumber soup — a simple recipe

My kids say this soup is ‘a billion yummy’, so I guess it’s safe to say that this recipe is a success — at least in our house it is. It’s super simple to make, and cucumbers are in season, so what’s keeping you?

Here’s the recipe:

  • 3 cucumbers with skin, washed, cut into big pieces
  • 3 large onions
  • 1 1/2 vegetable stock cubes
  • about a cup of milk
  • s&p

Sauté the onion in olive oil until transparent. Add the cucumber and sweat (cook on very low temperature) for about ten minutes. Then, add just enough water to cover and throw in the vegetable stock cubes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for another 10 minutes. Add the milk, and puree the solids. Add salt and pepper to taste, and if you have it, some fresh parsley to serve. Bon appetite!

xxx Esther


Comments (7)

July 13, 2011

you are so funny!! cucumbersoup?? never heard off it and now i just have to try it!!

Esther in Amsterdam
July 14, 2011

It’s really good! Well, I guess I said so already. 😉

July 13, 2011

oooo yummy!! we do something similar using yellow squash. so very good, I shall have to try this one out!

Courtney in London
July 13, 2011

Yumm! Looks so tasty and easy to make. Perfect for summer!

April 19, 2012

Yes, this is really ‘a billion yummy’, my little boy loves it, so do I and my husband! x

August 26, 2015

great soup a good way to use the huge crop of mini cucumbers

October 21, 2016

Really good way to use up extra veg from the greenhouse and dead easy to make. Tastes lovely.

Leave a Comment