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Mutti's Chilled Cucumber Soup Recipe

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

cold cucumber soup

My Mutti's chilled cucumber soup recipe, aka Kalte Gurkensuppe, is so quick to throw together ... everything into the blender ... and ... a few moments later, it's ready to serve.

Really! 

Use thin-skinned English cucumbers for extra healthy and extra quick. If you use regular cucumbers, peel them first. Their skins can be a bit tough, unless you have a fantastic blender that will smooch everything to bits! 

This soup is refreshing, especially on a really hot day ... so do serve it cold. Make sure the cucumbers are cold when you start. That way, it's icy cold which makes this so refreshing.

Among summer soup recipes, my Mutti's German cucumber soup is really very traditional. 

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A bit of this and a bit of that ...

  • Instead of the Greek yogurt, you can use sour cream, or Crème Fraîche. The fat level? You choose. You can use full fat if you're looking for a low carb soup, which the above is. Or, reduce the fat level (and caloric value) by decreasing the fat content of the yogurt or sour cream.
  • Like garlic? Add 1 - 2 cloves, minced.
  • Use either fresh dill, finely chopped, or dried dill. Adjust the amount according to your taste.

Have extra cucumbers?

If you have extra cucumbers lying around, or your garden is in full production providing you with an over-abundance of veggies, you are totally blessed.

One of the most sought after recipes is for the German cucumber salad. In the northern parts of Germany (where I'm from), this salad is made with either mayo or sour cream. For me, it's the quintessential German salad. 

Whenever I make it, I never make enough. I try. I make lots. I make more than normal. And still, it disappears. The dressing is so creamy. So so good.

German Cucumber Salad as made is northern Germany with sour cream, just like Oma made it.

However, if you're like most from southern Germany, you wouldn't think of adding sour cream to any salad. Instead, your cucumber salad has a vinaigrette-type of dressing that is really refreshing in the hot summer. 

Because there's no dairy in this one, it's a great one to use if you're vegan or have vegan guests coming over. It's also perfect for summer picnics, since refrigeration is not a must.

This German cucumber salad is from southern Germany. So refreshing on hot summer days.

Of course, cucumbers aren't just for salads. 

Below is a fantastic quick and easy recipe for Mutti's cucumber soup. A favorite of hers in the hot summer days ... and sometimes even finding its way to a winter brunch!


Oma says,

This cucumber soup is great if you're looking for summer soup recipes that are also great German vegetarian menu ideas. 

When I eat this soup, I can almost see myself sitting by the water, in the shade of a palm tree, enjoying the coolness of the ocean breezes.

Hmmmmm .... or .... I see myself sitting on the patio with my Mutti, enjoying some quiet times :)


Did you know ...

  • Cucumbers are so healthy for you. Low in calories and high in nutrients, such as Vitamin K, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. 
  • Leaving the skin on, as in the above recipe, you will increase your fibre intake as well.

All in all, a very healthy vegetable to include in your diet. AND, delicious as well!


Ready for this easy cucumber soup?

Mutti's Chilled Cucumber Soup Recipe

My Mutti's chilled cucumber soup recipe, aka Kalte Gurkensuppe, is so quick to throw together ... everything into the blender ... and ... a few moments later, it's ready to serve. Really! 

Use thin-skinned English cucumbers for extra healthy and extra quick. If you use regular cucumbers, peel them first.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

none

Total Time

10 minutes

Servings:

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 English cucumbers (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (preferably light)
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 4 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt, freshly ground pepper, dill

Instructions:

  1. Cut off about ¼ of one of the cucumbers and set it aside to use for garnishing. 
  2. Coarse chop the remaining cucumbers and put into blender. Add olive oil, yogurt, lemon juice, and sugar. Blend on high until smooth. You may need to add a bit of water to get the proper consistency.
  3. Season with salt, freshly ground pepper, and dill.
  4. Slice reserved cucumber and use as a garnish.
  5. Serve immediately or chill first.

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Chilled Cucumber Soup ... so refreshing on a hot summer's day, made just like Oma.

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Chilled Cucumber Soup Recipe made Just like Oma


This cucumber soup recipe (kalte Gurkensuppe) is so quick to throw together ... everything into the blender ... a few moments later, it's ready to serve. So good! So German!


Ingredients: cucumbers, olive oil, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, sugar, spices,

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