“Really quick, green, fresh, light, clean, simple, vegetarian, healthy, tasty and simply brilliant.” This is what comes to my mind when I think about the chilled cucumber and mint soup. It will take only 10 min of your precious time – that’s a winner!
I mean it! You literally throw all items from the ingredients list into your food processor, liquidise them and refrigerate for 2 hours. When the time comes, pour this magically refreshing and satisfying elixir and enjoy every drop! Couldn’t be easier!
I’m learning to appreciate chilled soups more and more myself, especially because of their most common content which is raw fruits or vegetables. These simply don’t come in any healthier form rather than the raw one. Chilled cucumber and mint soup can become a sophisticated and light start to a great meal and also be a great surprise for your diners as it is not a common type of soup to find on a menu! So, when was the last time you had a chilled soup?
I remember that the first chilled soup I’ve ever had was a sweet and sour, chilled cherry and cream soup, made with fresh cherries or a compote. Eh… so, so lovely, especially on a hot summer’s day. To me, chilled soups represent a very special comfort food.
Hard to ignore brilliance of the no-cook, chilled cucumber and mint soup
The cucumber & mint combination really delivers on that impressive, refreshing and intense flavour sensation. Everybody is after eating well and healthy, with a minimum work and time input these days – chilled cucumber and mint soup ticks all the boxes. Simply get it out of the fridge, pour into serving bowls and enjoy!
- 3 (1kg) English cucumbers - peeled, cut into smaller pieces
- 40g (1 packed cup) fresh mint leaves
- 3 tbsp fresh parsley leaves - chopped
- 3 tbsp fresh chives - chopped
- 250g (1 cup) Greek yoghourt
- 1 tbsp fine sea salt
- 1 tsp white pepper - freshly ground
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- Place all of the ingredients int a food processor and purée until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, cover with a clean film and chill for at least 2 hours. Serve garnished with sprigs of mint, chives, mint or slices of fresh cucumber.