Chilled Cucumber & Dill Soup

Cucumbers have been abundant this summer at Pike Lane Gardens. This Chilled Cucumber and Dill Soup is refreshing, flavorable & easy to prepare. It will also decrease your cucumber inventory by 3!


  • cups Greek yogurt plain, full fat
  • cucumbers peeled and sliced
  • shallots minced
  • cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • teaspoons fresh chopped dill
  • Kosher salt to taste


  • Lay sliced cucumbers on a sheet pan covered with 2 layers of paper towel.
  • Salt cucumbers liberally. Let them "sweat", about 20 minutes, to release moisture.
  • In a blender or food processor, add cucumbers, yogurt, shallot, garlic, fresh dill, lime juice and ground cumin.
  • Puree until smooth, about 1 minute.
  • Check seasoning and add salt if necessary.
  • Chill at least an hour before serving.
  • Garnish with fresh Dill