Creamy Chilled Zucchini Soup Recipe

This summer classic is a refreshing celebration of the season’s abundance, and one of the simplest and easiest recipes ever. It only calls for four ingredients (including salt!) and the star of the show is lightly steamed zucchini, while sour cream adds rich and voluptuous texture and calcium.

You can whip up a batch of this to serve for lunch or a light dinner in no time: just add a crisp tossed salad and a loaf of crusty bread. Creamy Chilled Zucchini Soup is a lovely way to use up those wonderful zucchini that are popping up in every Farmersí Market.


4 1/2 cups peeled, sliced, and steamed zucchini
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon toasted and ground cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Blend all the ingredients and serve chilled.

Serves 4.

Adapted from Cold Soups, by Linda Ziedrich (Harvard Common Press, 1995). Copyright (c) 1995 by Linda Ziedrich. Reprinted by permission of Harvard Common Press.
Adapted from Cold Soups, by Linda Ziedrich (Harvard Common Press, 1995).

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Penny C.
Penny C.2 years ago

Sounds yum!!

Robert O.
Robert O.2 years ago

Thanks Annie.

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago


Angel Campbell
Angel Campbell3 years ago


Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

J.L. A.
JL A.3 years ago


Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Love this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Patrick Whyte
Patrick Whyte5 years ago


Barb F.
Barb F.5 years ago

The zuchini have just began, in abundance, love this idea