The Cookbook Addict's Cream of Cucumber Soup

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"One day I was at our local consignment shop browsing the cookbook aisle (my favorite) when I got to talking with a woman who was as much of a cookbook addict as I am. We were having a conversation about recipes when she told me about a cucumber soup from the Victory Garden Cookbook that was one of her family's favorite soups. Well, you know I had to find it and make it and found that it is really Delicious. It is so easy to make (done in minutes) and is so very satisfying and perfect a weeknight meal."

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (388 g)
  • Calories 109.2
  • Total Fat - 5.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 13.5 mg
  • Sodium - 923.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 11 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 2.9 g
  • Protein - 3.6 g
  • Calcium - 51.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Place a medium soup pot over medium heat. Melt butter and saute the onions or shallots until wilted for 2-3 minutes.

Step 2

Add the chopped cucumbers, broth, vinegar, and 1/3 cup of the dill. Bring the broth to a boil, and whisk in the farina.

Step 3

Simmer uncovered until the farina is very soft, about 20 minutes. Puree soup with hand wand blender or counter blender (if using counter blender, be careful with the hot soup so it won't explode onto counter).

Step 4

When ready to serve, whisk in about 1/4 - 1/2 cup sour cream or Creme Fraiche (I used Greek yogurt). In place of whisking the sour cream into soup, you may dollop the sour cream over soup, which is what I did.

Step 5

For a nice effect, you may top with thinly sliced raw cucumbers plus a sprinkling of dill. It can be served cold, but I served it hot which I loved.

NOTE: I used bouillon cubes with water to make the chicken broth, therefore no additional salt was needed because the bouillon contained plenty of salt to flavor the soup.

Tips & Variations

  • Wand hand blender or regular counter blender



I made this tonight. I reduced the servings to four for the two of us. We had it with plain yogurt on top. I put it in my blender to mix it up. I just had to try this when I saw it. Next time we'll have sandwiches with it. It was a different flavor that was good; the yogurt helped bring out the cucumber.

(21 Feb 2020)