This Weight Watchers Chilled Cucumber Soup is similar to gazpacho, but instead of tomatoes, you use cucumbers.
I found this Chilled Cucumber Soup recipe in my County Living Magazine a few years ago.
With the nutrition information listed on the recipe, I calculated it out to be only 3 Weight Watchers SmartPoints per serving.
In the recipe I list the serving size as 1 to 2 cups.
However, the Country Living recipe did not specify serving size.
It just says that it makes 6 servings.
It made a HUGE bowl, so I’m figuring that each serving is at least 1 cup, but probably closer to 1 1/2 to 2 cups.
I love the fact that it is a cold soup, especially during the warmer months when the temps outside are hot and sticky.
This soup is so refreshing and very satisfying too!
Chilled Cucumber Soup Recipe
Chilled Cucumber Soup – 3 Weight Watchers Points
- - 2 c. plain greek yogurt
- - 1 c. vegetable broth
- - 2 peeled diced English cucumbers
- - 4 sliced green onions
- - 3 T chopped fresh dill
- - 2 T chopped fresh parsley
- - 4 t. lemon juice
- - 2 t. salt
- - Croutons for garnishing
- In a large bowl, combine 2 cups Greek yogurt and 1 cup vegetable broth; set aside.
- In a food processor, puree 1 peeled, diced English cucumber, 2 sliced green onions, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley.
- Add the cucumber mixture, 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice (a little over 1/3 lemon), and 2 teaspoons salt to the yogurt mixture; whisk to combine.
- Stir in 1 more peeled, diced English cucumber and 2 more sliced green onions; refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Garnish each serving with chopped dill and croutons.
As you can see, it’s a very simple and fresh recipe.
The only downfall is the amount of sodium, but you can omit the 2 teaspoons of salt added to the soup.
This soup was so tasty.
It reminded me of that Greek dipping sauce, Tzatziki, but in a soup form.
The croutons and fresh dill really add to the taste of the soup.
Keep in mind though, that the croutons are not added in with the Weight Watchers SmartPoints or the nutrition information.
So, you will need to add that in if you’re tracking for weight loss.
The recipe calls for fresh lemon juice.
However, I used lemon juice from the bottle.
But, in my opinion, it’s just as good.
Also, if your not sure what English cucumbers are, and I wasn’t either, they are the longer, thinner, seedless variety.
I bought my ingredients at Wegmans because of their awesome produce selection, with the exception of the fresh parsley.
We happened to have that growing outside so I just picked a bunch.
Also, I used my blender (Amazon) to puree the cucumbers, green onions, dill and parsley because I don’t have a food processor.
The blender worked just fine.
But if you prefer to use a food processor, this Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor & Vegetable Chopper with Bowl Scraper on Amazon gets amazing reviews and is very affordable.
I served this soup as an appetizer to our grilled swordfish and boiled red potato dinner last night.
My family loved it!
So if you’re looking to make something a little bit different, that’s very satisfying, refreshing and healthy, try this Chilled Cucumber Soup recipe out!
I guarantee you, you won’t be disappointed!
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