European Cucumber Soup

European Cucumber Soup or Pasta Sauce

As you delve into each spoonful, you'll discover a symphony of tastes, from the subtle sweetness of the cucumbers and cream to the savory notes of the onions and garlic. The infusion of aromatic herbs and spices adds depth and complexity, creating a culinary journey that is both comforting and exciting. This European cucumber soup or pasta sauce is not only a treat for your taste buds but also a celebration of the vibrant ingredients that thrive during the warm season.
Serve with your preferred crunchy topping!
hands-on time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine European
Servings 3


Soup [Pasta Sauce]

  • 1 English cucumber [1]
  • 1 shallot [2] finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped (optional)
  • oil
  • salt & pepper

Soup Only

  • 1 cup heavy cream [3]

Pasta Only

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream [3]
  • 8 oz wide noodles

Cucumber Soup Culinary Spice Kit

  • Thyme, oregano, basil, rosemary, sage, fennel, lemon and orange peel


  • Serve soup over cooked potato [4] cubes or with fresh baguette slices.

Choose One Topping

  • ham strips fried
  • bacon strips fried
  • steak strips fried
  • chicken strips fried
  • salmon cubes fried
  • tofu cubes fried
  • leftover meat fried



  • Cut cucumber roughly into about 1-inch chunks. [5]
  • In a POT, heat 2 tbsp oil over medium heat.
  • Fry onions until they turn translucent. Add garlic for 1 minute.
  • Add cucumber chunks and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil.
  • Cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes. Turn heat off.
  • With a HAND BLENDER, blend the cucumbers in the POT into a smooth puree.
  • Add cream, 1 tbsp of the Cucumber spices and salt & pepper to taste.
  • Bring to a boil. Cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes.

Pasta Sauce

  • Follow the soup directions, but reduce water and cream to 1/2 cup each.
  • Pour sauce over pasta.


  • Serve with your preferred topping. Enjoy!


[1] Substitute with 10 oz of zucchini or cauliflower.
[2] Substitute with a half medium onion.
[3] Substitute with sour cream or vegan alternatives.
[4] Substitute with any root vegetables.
[5] If you like small cucumber pieces in your soup or pasta sauce:
Peel about 1/3 of the cucumber and add the peel to the remaining cucumber.
Cut the peeled part into 1/4-inch cubes. Set aside. Add the cubes to the POT together with the cream.