Soup, Stew and Chili: Chilled Soup: Iced Cucumber and Mint Soup

A refreshing soup to be served cold with a sprinkle of mint.

Author: CalorieKing
Date: July 07, 2011

Serves: 6 person(s)
Yield: 6 x 1 cup servings

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins

Ingredients:

    8 spring onions or chives, finely chopped
    2 large cucumbers, peeled and chopped (approx 21 oz)
    2 chicken stock cubes
    1 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
    2 1/2 cup water
    1/4 tsp chili sauce
    1 Tbsp chopped fresh mint (extra for garnish)

Directions:

    In a saucepan, place spring onions, cucumber, chicken stock cubes, 1 tablespoon chopped mint, and water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes.

    Sieve the simmered soup through a strainer (do not use a blender otherwise the cucumber pips will make the soup bitter).

    Add the chili sauce. Chill in the refrigerator. Serve with reserved mint as a garnish.

Microwave Directions:

    In a microwavable casserole dish, place onions, cucumber, stock cubes, 1 tablespoon chopped mint, and water. Cook on HIGH 15 minutes.

    Sieve the heated soup through a strainer (do not use a blender otherwise the cucumber pips will make the soup bitter).

    Add the chili sauce and chill in the refrigerator. Serve with reserved mint as a garnish.

Variations:

    If you like, add a dab of light sour cream just before serving.

    Low Sodium: Substitute 1-1/2 cups of homemade stock for water and chicken stock cubes. Refer to Basic Stock recipe.

    Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

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Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:22 cals
Kilojoules:90 kJ
Fat:0.4 g
Carbohydrates:3.8 g
Protein:1.2 g
Cholesterol:0.2 mg
Sodium:257 mg
Saturated Fat:0.7 g
Fiber:1.2 g
Calcium:34.0 mg
Total Sugars:2.0 g

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