Cucumber Soup Recipe

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 Updated 07/06/2015

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Here is a simple recipe to make a tasty and healthy cucumber soup - the spring onion adds a little extra flavour.


  • 1 large cucumber
  • 6 spring onions, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • pinch of caster/superfine sugar
  • 1 1/2 pints milk
  • 1/2 pint water
  • 1 dessertspoon corn flour/cornstarch
  • sprinkling of black pepper
(see measure conversions for more information on quantites)


  1. Peel the cucumber and cut into 2 inch pieces.
  2. Melt the butter in a heavy bottomed saucepan.
  3. Put in the cucumber and the onions.
  4. Fry gently for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the sugar, pepper and 1/2 pint of cold water.
  6. Cover and simmer gently until the cucumber is quite tender.
  7. Place in a blender and puree.
  8. Mix the cornstarch with a little of the milk to a thin paste.
  9. Add gradually the remainder of the milk, put it in a saucepan and stir while it boils for 5 minutes.
  10. Add the cucumber puree and continue stirring until it comes to the boil again.
  11. Serve. A tablespoon or two of cream is a great improvement to this soup for special occasions, but is not necessary.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2-4 portions


this soup tastes a lot better if you use chicken stock instead of water
#0 - Richard - 04/19/2010 - 07:16
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