Chilled Cucumber Soup

Chilled Cucumber Soup with Cilantro Mint, and Dill

Cold liquids are a good choice when you’re feeling nauseous or your mouth is sore. And the flavors in this soup are mild enough that people who are following a bland diet can enjoy them.

Yield

Serves 10

Ingredients

3 to 4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon kosher salt
6 cucumbers, peeled and seeded
2 yellow bell peppers, chopped with stems and seeds removed
4 scallions, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh mint, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh dill, finely chopped
½ tsp paprika
¼ tsp black pepper
4 cups low-fat plain yogurt
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped cucumber or fresh chives for garnish

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle garlic with salt. Using the blade of your knife, scrape garlic and salt together on your cutting board to form a paste.
  2. Combine the garlic paste with remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Working in batches, puree ingredients in a blender until very smooth.
  4. Store soup in refrigerator until well chilled, at least 2 hours.
  5. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Garnish with chives or cucumber.

Nutritional Information

Calories

190 calories

Carbohydrates

25g

Cholesterol

5mg

Fat

6g

Fiber

3g

Protein

10g

Saturated Fat

1.5g

Sodium

80mg

Sugar

15g

Diets

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