Cucumber Soup

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Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 85
Caloriesfromfat 53 %
Fat 5 g
Satfat 3 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Sodium 525 mg
Carbohydrate 5 g
Fiber 1 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 2 g


5 cucumbers, peeled and seeded
4 scallions
1 cup fresh cilantro
8 ounces sour cream
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 12-ounce jar store-bought salsa verde


Roughly chop the cucumbers and scallions, then place in the bowl of a food processor. Add the cilantro, sour cream, buttermilk, cayenne, and salt. Puree until smooth. Serve the soup chilled, with a bowl of the salsa verde on the side to spoon on top.


Sara Quessenberry,

June 2007