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Wrinkled Cucumber Soup

Servings 1


  • 1 cucumber, peeled (wrinkles optional)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain unsweetened yogurt (either Greek or regular will work)
  • 1 Tbsp pickled jalapenos (or fresh if available), chopped
  • 1/4 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 garlic clove, smashed
  • 1/4 cup chives, chopped, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/3 cup mixed herbs, such as basil, mint, cilantro, dill or tarragon, plus extra for garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cut peeled cucumber in half lengthwise.16 0620 cut cukes Scoop out the seeds with a spoon and discard.Cut the cucumber into large chunks and place in a blender. Add remaining ingredients to the blender and puree until smooth, or desired consistency. Adjust with salt and pepper if needed. Pour into a bowl and garnish with additional herbs or chives.


Inspired by this recipe from Melissa Clark