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Zesty Thai Cucumber Soup

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We were first introduced to this soup in a restaurant. Once we had it I was pestered to find it online and make it. I found it nowhere and so this is the nearest I came to the restaurant style.

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  • Calories:
  • 67 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 4 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.8g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 702 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a soup pot over medium heat; cook and stir cucumbers until softened, about 5 minutes. Cook and stir green onions with cucumbers until green onions are softened, about 5 more minutes. Pour in chicken broth and lemon juice. Stir in sugar and bring soup to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low, cover soup, and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.
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This was the first time I ever made or ate cucumber soup and was a bit skeptical but I had tons of cucumbers coming out of our garden and had to do something with them so I thought what the heck I'll try it. The only thing I did different was I boiled a leg and thigh section of chicken in a separate pot until tender then shredded it and added it to the simmering soup. I also used about a tablespoonful of powdered chicken soup base but powdered chicken bouillon would also work just as well and I reduced my salt accordingly. I also added some of the water to my soup that I had boiled my chicken in but you could add more of the canned chicken stock instead if you like. The flavor was so good that my husband said he'd be happy if I made this soup from now on when we have lots of cucumbers coming off the garden. P.S. He came back for seconds. I think he was as surprised at how good this soup was as I was. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I think the addition of the soup base powder and especially the real chicken bits really made the difference in how flavorful this soup turned out.


Awesome flavour! I added fresh cilantro only because I love cilantro. I'd Definitely make this again


A simple, light, and yummy way to use up your extra cucumbers! Thanks for the recipe!