Cold and refreshing, it’s perfect for a hot summer day

This cold cucumber soup is super easy to make.

You just blend and chill!

This chilled cucumber soup recipe is a delicious summer starter or side dish.

Fresh herbs, Greek yoghurt, and lemon juice make it bright, creamy, and refreshing.

Plus, it’s gluten-free!

Delicious, refreshing cucumber soup – perfect for those hot summer days

Cold cucumber soup


  • 6  cucumbers, thinly sliced, reserve a few slices for garnish
  • 1½ cups plain whole-milk Greek yoghurt
  • ¾ cup fresh basil
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, more for drizzling
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh mint, dill, or chives, for garnish


  1. In a blender, combine the cucumbers, yoghurt, basil, olive oil, lemon juice, dill, garlic, salt, honey, and several grinds of pepper and blend until smooth.
  2. Chill for at least 4 hours.
  3. Serve in bowls and garnish with the reserved cucumber slices, fresh herbs, drizzles of olive oil, and freshly ground black pepper.

Recipe: LoveandLemons

If you would like some more ideas on starters for summer al fresco dining.

Then check out these recipe ideas, here.