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August 4, 2012

Seven soups every Saturday: cucumber soup recipes

Cucumber soup with cubanelles, from Macheesmo.

Envy isn't an attractive trait, but I must admit that I envy my friends who grow cucumbers in their gardens. Nothing refreshes more than the crunch of a young cuke picked right off the vine. The cucumbers I buy at the farmers' market most often end up in salad, in smoothies, or in my pickling jar. A few lucky ones morph into chilled soups that cool me down on the hottest summer days.

Seven cucumber soup recipes caught my eye this week:

Cucumber soup with cubanelles, from Macheesmo (pictured above)

Spicy cucumber soup with poached shrimp and riesling, from Sippity Sup

Curried zucchini cucumber soup, from Kahakai Kitchen

Cucumber herb buttermilk soup, from Sassy Radish

Cold cucumber avocado soup with radish garnish, from Blue Kitchen

Madhur Jaffrey's cold cucumber soup, from Jeanette's Healthy Living

Fermented cucumber soup, from At My Table

Find more cucumber soup recipes on Food Blog Search. Come back every Saturday for seven soup recipes to enjoy any day of the week.


Posted by: Jeanette | August 4, 2012 at 01:30 AM

My mom used to grow cucumbers when I was growing up and we used to eat them mostly in salads. I usually add them to salads and pickled them the other day. I haven't tried them in smoothies yet. I do like a good cold cucumber soup - these all sound fantastic, all so unique. Thanks for including my Indian inspired cucumber soup - you reminded me that I need to make this again soon!

Posted by: Lydia | August 4, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Jeanette, whenever I expand my garden (right now, just herbs and tomatoes), cucumbers will be the next vegetable I want to grow. I eat them like candy in the summer.

Posted by: Mimi | August 4, 2012 at 09:28 PM

Those sound wonderfully refreshing. I did not try to grow cucumbers, but since I'm not having luck with anything other than tomatoes, that was probably a good idea on my part.

Posted by: Lydia | August 4, 2012 at 09:47 PM

Mimi, only my cherry tomatoes are doing well this year, so I'm thinking that next summer I need to try a new crop. Cucumbers are a favorite snack, and they make great soups.

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