Chilled Cucumber and Zucchini Soup (Recipe)

This cucumber and zucchini soup makes a great summer appetizer or even a main course.  I like it best chilled, but it can also be served warm.  Jaime and I made this soup for our summer party and served it in parfait glasses with a Sun Chip, sour cream, and dill garnish.  The chips and sour cream add a nice salty crunchiness and creaminess to the soup respectively.

Cucumber Zucchini Soup

To make the soup, I used the following:

  • 1 onion
  • 2 pounds zucchini
  • 1 large cucumber, seeded
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 4 14.5 ounce cans of chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sour cream, chips (Sun or tortilla), dill, cilantro, and tomatoes (optional) for serving

I chopped the vegetables and herbs.  In a large pot, I sauteed the onion until translucent.  I added the vegetables and broth and simmered the mixture for 20 minutes.  After letting the soup cool slightly, I added the chopped herbs and, working in batches, blended the soup until smooth.  Serve immediately or refrigerate until cold.  Serve with sour cream, chips, chopped herbs, or tomatoes (optional).

Cucumber Zucchini SoupCucumber Zucchini SoupIf I was serving this as a main course I would serve it with a side of Sun or tortilla chips, a dollop of sour cream, chopped tomatoes, and a sprinkling of chopped dill and cilantro, like this . . .

Cucumber Zucchini SoupEnjoy!

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Chilled Cucumber and Zucchini Soup (Recipe) — 4 Comments

  1. The presentation is PERFECT!!!! You have me very curious with the taste of this.. I sooooo want to try some!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

    • Christine, I must admit that I was somewhat reluctant to try this the first time it was offered to me. I was probably about 10 years old and the idea of a cold green veggie soup was not appealing. BUT I tried it and loved it! It is so creamy and refreshing.
      Thanks for hosting and stopping by. Happy Friday!
      Marie

  2. Dear Marie,
    My lovely wife is Zoe Hastings and she showed me your blog. We tried the cold zucchini soup and it was great. Going to have to try some other recipes now. Excellent job with the blog and keep up the great work!

    Suncerely,
    Chris

    P.S. the Easter eggs look awesome, too bad it’s August :(

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