Cucumber Soup

Preparation info
  • Makes 4 cups 1 l ) ;


    first-course servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Soup: A Way of Life

By Barbara Kafka

Published 1998

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Think of this as the soup version of raita.


  • 4 medium cucumbers, peeled, quartered, seeded, and cut across into 2-inch (5-cm) lengths
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 large


In a food processor, chop the cucumbers medium-fine. Scrape into a medium metal bowl. Stir in 2 teaspoons salt. Let stand for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Drain the cucumber in a medium-fine sieve, pressing lightly. Put the cucumber in a metal bowl.

In a food processor, chop the garlic and