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Tangy Cucumber Soup
© Con Poulos

Tangy Cucumber Soup

  • ACTIVE: 10 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 40 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 4
  • BASIC-EASY
  • FAST
  • HEALTHY
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  • VEGETARIAN

To turn this tangy and refreshing yogurt-based soup into a terrific light meal, simply add poached shrimp.

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  1. 2 pounds Persian or English cucumbers, halved lengthwise, seeded and chopped
  2. 1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  3. 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  4. 2 small garlic cloves
  5. 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish
  6. 1 tablespoon chopped dill, plus sprigs for garnish
  7. Kosher salt
  8. Pepper
  1. In a blender, puree the cucumbers, yogurt, lemon juice and garlic. With the machine on, gradually add the 1/2 cup of oil until incorporated. Transfer to a bowl, stir in the chopped dill and season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, 30 minutes. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and dill sprigs.
Make Ahead The soup can be refrigerated overnight. Notes The soup can also be served as a sauce for grilled meats or used as a salad dressing.
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