Chilled cucumber soup with yogurt and dill
I’ll never forget the first time I had this amazing chilled cucumber soup because I instantly fell head over heels in love with it.
A friend of mine from Bulgaria invited me over for dinner one night and cooked this amazing meal consisting of only dishes from her country. This chilled cucumber soup was the starter and was served with walnuts and lemon wedges.
Similar to tzatziki sauce, it’s sour, salty, creamy and incredibly refreshing. Spoonful after spoonful it was as if I was cleansing my body of all the toxins accumulated over years of stress living in Manhattan. My body needed this not only because it was healthy but also because it tasted so good!
“So what’s in this soup?” I asked my Bulgarian friend.
“Plain yogurt, extra-virgin olive oil, fresh dill, cucumber, garlic and salt” she replied.
“And what’s the secret ingredient?” I begged.
“No secret ingredient, that’s all there is to it” she said.
chopped cucumber

Six ingredients for something this good and flavorful?


I knew right then and there this soup was going to become a favorite late night snack of mine and I’ve been hooked ever since.

To me, this cucumber soup is just as satisfying as eating a big bowl of ice cream minus the extra fat, sugar and calories. The sourness is what keeps me coming back for more and that cold and creamy texture gives the impression of decadence and comfort.

It’s truly a wonderful soup I can’t get enough of!

chopped garlic

This recipe is also ideal for dieting if you need to loose a pound or two.

Whenever I feel a little thick around the waits, this is my go-to soup. It will make an appearance on my menu for a few days in a row along with other easy dishes like:

All these options are tasty and won’t make you feel like you’re missing out on good food. It will make dieting much more easy to cruise through!

ingredients in bowl yogurt in bowl


Chilled cucumber soup

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Chilled Cucumber Soup

A yogurt based chilled cucumber soup with garlic and fresh dill.

  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Soups
  • Method: Chopping
  • Cuisine: Bulgarian


  • 1 English cucumber (cut into small cubes)
  • 1 clove garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill (finely chopped)
  • 2 1/2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • chopped walnuts ((optional))
  • lemon wedges ((optional))


  1. Put all the ingredients in a mixing bowl except the walnuts and lemon wedges and mix well.
  2. Add more water if you prefer thinner consistency.
  3. Refrigerate and serve chilled with walnuts and lemon wedges.

Keywords: Appetizer, side

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