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Nothing beats a hot summer day sipping a chilled cucumber soup!

 

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Make the most of seasonal cucumbers and whizz together a truly refreshing blend of green goodness and freshness.

Unlike many soups, this cucumber soup doesn’t require a stock as a basic ingredient. The cucumber, other vegetables and herbs do the main work here to bring lots of fresh summery flavours together with some coconut milk and single cream to give it a fuller finish.

Ingredients needed to make chilled cucumber soup
Which cucumbers are best for this soup?

The classic telegraphic cucumber is used in this recipe, however using smaller snack cucumbers is doable, giving a sweeter flavour to the soup. Allow 3 small snack cucumbers for each telegraphic cucumber in the recipe.

Alternative garnishes:
  • Add fresh flaked crab meat, cooked prawns or slivers of smoked ham.
  • For a richer flavour, substitute coconut powder and iced water with chilled coconut milk
  • Make it a vegetarian option by leaving out the salmon and caviar, and topping it with some capers and thin omelette ribbons.
How to eat chilled cucumber soup:

Make it as a snack or appetiser or team it up with some savoury potato & olive scones, a toasted focaccia sandwich or a quiche lorraine for a complete meal.

If you have some frozen bread rolls already made from my kaiser bread roll recipe or mozzarella pull-apart recipe, heat them up in the air fryer (to minimise extra heat in your home) or if you can handle the heat, in the oven.

Are you looking for a cold savoury to serve at a get-together or larger party? Portion the chilled cucumber soup into shot glasses and garnish them accordingly. No need for spoons, as each guest can swig back the contents as a shot. Make sure to cut up the garnishing into “swallowable” pieces to avoid choking on long slivers of salmon etc!

 

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Chilled Cucumber Soup with Smoked Salmon

by Sandra - Fun Without Gluten
Hot summers can be punishing for those cooking and eating, so beat the heat with this refreshing chilled cucumber soup using the freshest of seasonal vegetables and herbs.
Make it as a snack or appetiser or team it up with some savoury scones, a sandwich or a quiche for a complete meal.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Chilling Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine General, Summer
Servings 4 Servings (200ml per serve)

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Cucumber Soup

  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeds removed and chopped into chunks
  • 1 avocado, chopped into chunks
  • 3 spring onions, chopped roughly
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander leaves chopped roughly
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 125 ml iced water
  • 1 tbsp coconut milk powder
  • 50 ml single cream
  • 5 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • 1-2 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Garnishing

  • 4 tbsp sour cream
  • 4 tsp black caviar or roe
  • 2-4 slices smoked salmon, sliced thinly into small slivers
  • 2 tsp fresh chives, snipped finely

Instructions
 

Cucumber Soup

  • Gather all the ingredients needed to make the cucumber soup.
    Ingredients needed to make chilled cucumber soup
  • Roughly chop the cucumber, avocado, spring onions and coriander.
    Chopped up vegetables and herbs needed to make chilled cucumber soup
  • In a food processor or Thermomix, blend at medium speed the cucumber, avocado, spring onions, coriander leaves and lime juice for 10 secs or until smooth.
    The ingredients blended in the blender to make chilled cucumber soup
  • Mix the coconut milk powder with the iced water in a jug and add this to the cucumber mixture.
  • Add the single cream, Tabasco sauce, white pepper and salt. Blend at medium speed for 30 seconds.
    Adding cream, coconut milk and pepper to blended ingredients to make chilled cucumber soup
  • Taste and add more seasoning if needed.
    The complete blend of chilled cucumber soup
  • Chill for a minimum of 30 mins before serving.
    The chilled cucumber soup in a jug to be chilled

Garnishing

  • Top each soup with a tbsp of sour cream,
    Adding a dollop of sour cream on top of the chilled cucumber soup
  • a tsp of caviar or roe,
    Adding caviar on top of the chilled cucumber soup
  • several slivers of smoked salmon
    Adding the smoked salmon on top of the chilled cucumber soup
  • and finish off garnishing with some snipped fresh chives. Serve immediately once garnished.
    Adding the chives to the chilled cucumber soup

Notes

  • Keeps for 2 days chilled
  • Unsuitable to freeze
Alternatives:
  • Add fresh flaked crab meat, cooked prawns or slivers of smoked ham.
  • For a richer flavour, substitute coconut powder and iced water with chilled coconut milk
  • Make it a vegetarian soup by leaving out the salmon and caviar, topping it with some capers and thin omelette ribbons.
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If you have room in your garden or as in my case, a rooftop that gets plenty of sunshine, grow your own cucumbers against a wall or trellis from either seeds or a seedling plant. They grew so quickly and churn out many cucumbers to make this chilled soup, smoothies, salads and pickles throughout the summer season.

Three homegrown cucumbers on a vine

 

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