Cucumber Soup with Mint

Preparation info

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Appears in

The Times Calendar Cookbook

By Katie Stewart

Published 1977

  • About

A white sauce can be used as part of the liquid in a soup recipe. It provides the thickening agent and gives a rich smooth flavour. Cream soups made from salad vegetables like lettuce and cucumber are often prepared in this way. This recipe has mint added for flavour. Serve it hot or cold.


  • 2 large cucumbers
  • 60 g/2 oz butter
  • 3–4


Peel the cucumbers, slice in half lengthways and remove the centre seeds. Chop the cucumbers up and blanch in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain well. Melt 25 g (1 oz) of the butter in a saucepan, ad