Cat's Cucumber Soup Recipe - A Refreshing Twist on Soup

Cat's Cucumber Soup

Cat's Cucumber Soup Recipe - A Refreshing Twist on Soup
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Servings: 4


Cat's Cucumber Soup
Cat's Cucumber Soup

Cat's Cucumber Soup is a refreshing and light dish that is perfect for a hot summer day. This chilled soup is packed with fresh cucumbers, scallions, and dill, making it a healthy and delicious option for lunch or dinner.


This recipe for Cat's Cucumber Soup has been passed down through generations in Cat's family. It originated in Eastern Europe, where cucumbers are a staple ingredient in many dishes. The combination of cucumbers, scallions, and dill creates a flavorful and cooling soup that is perfect for warm weather.


How to prepare

  1. Puree the cucumbers, scallions, and dill.
  2. Stir in the buttermilk until the soup reaches a desired consistency.
  3. Add salt and black pepper to taste.


  • Add a dollop of Greek yogurt for extra creaminess.
  • Blend in avocado for a richer texture.
  • Top with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika for added flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to use fresh cucumbers for the best flavor in this soup.

- Adjust the amount of buttermilk to reach your desired consistency.

- Chill the soup in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving to enhance the flavors.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Cat's Cucumber Soup chilled in individual bowls, garnished with a sprig of fresh dill or a slice of cucumber. Pair with a side salad or crusty bread for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

This recipe requires blending the cucumbers, scallions, and dill to create a smooth puree. Be sure to blend until the mixture is well combined and smooth.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have buttermilk on hand, you can substitute with plain yogurt or a mixture of milk and lemon juice.

Make Ahead Tips

Cat's Cucumber Soup can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Simply give it a stir before serving to recombine the ingredients.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Cat's Cucumber Soup in chilled bowls with a swirl of Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of fresh dill on top for an elegant presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair this soup with a crisp white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio, for a refreshing and light meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. To reheat, simply pour into a saucepan and heat gently over low heat until warmed through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 80 per serving


Carbohydrates: 10g per serving


Fats: 2g per serving


Proteins: 4g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

This soup is rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin K, and potassium.


This recipe contains dairy (buttermilk) and may not be suitable for those with lactose intolerance or dairy allergies.


Cat's Cucumber Soup is a low-calorie, nutrient-dense dish that is perfect for a light and healthy meal.


Cat's Cucumber Soup is a simple and delicious dish that is perfect for a light and healthy meal. Packed with fresh cucumbers, scallions, and dill, this chilled soup is a refreshing option for a hot summer day. Enjoy this nutrient-dense soup as a starter or main course, paired with a side salad or crusty bread for a complete meal.

How did I get this recipe?

I distinctly remember the moment I stumbled upon this recipe for Cat's Cucumber Soup. It was a warm summer day, and I was at a local farmer's market, browsing through the fresh produce. As I was admiring a display of crisp cucumbers, a petite elderly woman with a twinkle in her eye approached me.

"Excuse me, dear," she said in a soft voice, "Are you a fan of cucumbers?"

I nodded, intrigued by her question. She smiled and reached into her woven basket, pulling out a weathered recipe card.

"You must try Cat's Cucumber Soup," she said, handing me the card. "It's a family recipe that has been passed down for generations. I'm sure you'll love it."

I thanked her and quickly tucked the recipe card into my purse, eager to give it a try. Little did I know that this simple act of kindness would lead to one of my favorite recipes of all time.

When I returned home, I carefully read through the recipe, taking note of the ingredients and instructions. The soup seemed light and refreshing, perfect for a hot summer day. I decided to make it for dinner that evening, eager to see if it lived up to the elderly woman's praise.

I gathered the ingredients - cucumbers, yogurt, dill, garlic, and a few other simple items - and got to work in the kitchen. As I peeled and diced the cucumbers, the crisp scent filled the air, promising a delicious meal ahead.

The process of making Cat's Cucumber Soup was surprisingly easy. I simply blended the cucumbers with the yogurt, garlic, and dill until smooth, then let it chill in the refrigerator for a few hours. The anticipation grew as the soup cooled, the flavors mingling and developing into something truly delightful.

Finally, it was time to taste my creation. I carefully ladled the soup into a bowl and took a tentative sip. The first taste was like a burst of freshness, the coolness of the cucumbers balanced perfectly by the tangy yogurt and fragrant dill. It was love at first bite.

From that moment on, Cat's Cucumber Soup became a staple in my kitchen. I made it for family gatherings, potlucks, and quiet evenings at home. Each time I prepared it, I thought of the elderly woman at the farmer's market, grateful for her generosity in sharing such a wonderful recipe.

Over the years, I have made a few tweaks to the original recipe, adding a squeeze of lemon for brightness and a sprinkle of chives for color. But the essence of Cat's Cucumber Soup remains the same - a simple, yet elegant dish that never fails to impress.

As I sit here now, reminiscing about that fateful day at the farmer's market, I can't help but smile. The recipe may have come from a stranger, but it has become a beloved part of my culinary repertoire, a reminder of the joy that can be found in unexpected places.

And so, I continue to share Cat's Cucumber Soup with friends and family, passing on the tradition of this delicious dish to the next generation. Who knows, perhaps one day, they too will stumble upon a recipe that captures their heart and taste buds, just as Cat's Cucumber Soup did for me.


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