This recipe for chilled cucumber soup will be the refreshing star at your summer picnic this year! Summer heat means cold soups are in order! This soup blends fresh cucumber with healthy Greek yogurt and flavorful herbs into a refreshing appetizer, summer lunch, or meatless meal!
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When I was baking up a batch of strawberry yogurt cookies last month, it dawned on me just how often I add yogurt as a substitute for full fat ingredients like sour cream, butter, and oil. I have two good reasons for doing that. They’re named calories and cholesterol.
FOOD FACTS – Butter and Mayo vs. Greek Yogurt
Every tablespoon of real butter that slides across the tongue equals 102 calories and 12 grams of fat, 7 of which are saturated. Wow, that’s a danged delicious but artery clogging agent! In comparison, 1 tablespoon of nonfat plain Greek yogurt has just 10 calories and zero grams of fat! Even a tablespoon of the whole milk (full fat) Stonyfield yogurt only has 17 calories and just under 1 gram of fat.
Now play the same scenario with mayonnaise, which is an often-used ingredients in delicious summer side dishes, like this tarragon potato salad. Now compare that 1 tablespoon of whole milk, 10 calorie yogurt to 1 tablespoon of full fat Hellmans mayonnaise, which has a whopping 94 calories 10 grams of fat. If that’s not a great reason to substitute yogurt for mayonnaise in your summer dishes, I don’t know what is!
This cucumber soup is refreshing and healthy, and it’s comes with a boat load of flavor from the fresh dill, tarragon, and parsley that are in it.
It’s low carb, low fat, gluten free, and vegetarian, making it perfect for meatless Monday meals! When you’re out having fun in the sun at the beach or you’re on a picnic in the park, take along a thermos full of this delicious cucumber soup and get ready to swoon. You’ve landed on a great way to cool down from the summer sun!
I hope you enjoy this cucumber soup recipe!
Looking for more great recipes with yogurt for your summer picnic? Check out my lemon pound cake and fruit kebabs with yogurt dip. It’ll make a delicious dessert!