Cucumber and Dill Soup

Cucumber and Dill Soup

Cucumber and Dill Soup

It’s funny how everybody’s been talking about kale lately, like it’s a Kardashian or something. For the last year or so it’s been the new “it” veg. I know a lot of you out there will find this blasphemous, but I’m really not a fan.

Now a vegetable that I really love and gets very little press is the cucumber.  I’m sure many of you find it blandly simple, but I love them in salads, as part of an appetizer, or to give a sandwich some much needed crunch. But, what I really love on a hot summer’s night is this light and refreshing Cucumber and Dill Soup.

Oh, don’t give me that ho-hum look. This cold soup is like taking a bite out of a garden. Farm fresh cucumbers, fresh herbs, and some yogurt and sour cream make this soup the perfect addition to a family dinner. It’s also lovely as a soup-shot appetizer, for a brunch, lunch or for a summer’s night party.

Cucumber and Dill Soup

Cucumber and Dill Soup

Cucumber and Dill Soup

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Mama’s Tips:

I like to garnish my soup with a thinly sliced piece of cucumber, some fresh herbs, fresh ground pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.

To get uniform slices of cucumber, use a mandolin.  They’re sold reasonably priced in stores and on the internet. It just a great kitchen tool that every “chef” should have.

Cucumber and Dill Soup

Cucumber and Dill Soup

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15 thoughts on “Cucumber and Dill Soup

  1. Looks so refreshing. I love cucumbers especially in sandwiches too. As for the kale have you ever tried to bake them? My little ones prefer kale chips over a kale salad, however they will eat the salad if I de-vein and massage the salad with lemon juice olive oil and avocado. It softens the texture a lot…apple cider vinegar does the trick as well. Happy Nesting.

  2. Sheryl, The ingredients are so fresh and clean. I can imagine you feel as good and vibrant as this soup looks after enjoying a bowl. I know exactly where are garden cuc’s are going. The dil is a perfect, fresh punch for the water-rich cucumber!

  3. There’s no such thing as too much dill, you ask me, and this soup looks VERY wonderful for summer.

    Dill Story: When my husband & I were in Ukraine a few years ago, we were taken to a small pizzeria, where I ordered a vegetarian pizza. They added dill to the toppings and it was A-MAZ-ING! I never would have thought of it.

  4. You have no idea how relieved I am that I’m not the only person who doesn’t ADORE kale ! I don’t mind it at all – and it’s also really hard for me to get here in Singapore, but I feel like I would be lynched by daring to say that I don’t love it haha. And, I am also trying the 5:2 “diet” (so that we can continue to eat what we want!) and I am trying to find new and interesting soups and this sounds DELICIOUS (and also perfect for the hot weather here in Singapore) Question for you, do you think it would work or be as yummy without the sour cream ?

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