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Easy Chilled Cucumber Soup with Cilantro and Lime RecipeEasy Chilled Cucumber Soup with Cilantro and Lime


Easy Chilled Cucumber Soup with Cilantro and Lime Recipe

This chilled soup makes a nutritious addition to a summer lunch or brunch. It’s filled with hydrating cucumber, antioxidants from herbs, and protein from yogurt.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/2 recipe
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1g
0%Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 8mg
Sodium 326mg
Total Carbohydrate 17g
Dietary Fiber 3.7g
Sugars 11.6g
Protein 14.5g
Vitamin C 41%Vitamin A 23%
Iron 8%Calcium 20%
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Yield: 2 servings

Preparation time: 10 minutes


  • 1 lb. cucumbers, peeled, seeded and chopped (about 2 medium cucumbers)
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • ¼ tsp fine ground sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper

Optional toppings: cucumber slices, crumbled feta cheese, toasted pumpkin seeds, chopped cilantro, lime wedges


  1. Place the cucumbers, cilantro, onion, garlic, and lime juice in a blender. Puree on high for 45 seconds until the vegetables are chopped fine. Scrape the sides of the pitcher as needed.

  2. Add the yogurt, salt and black pepper. Puree on high for another 30 seconds until a smooth, thick soup forms. Transfer to a bowl, and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Lori Rice, M.S., is a nutritional scientist and author with a passion for healthy cooking, exercise physiology, and food photography.
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