Cold Cucumber Soup with Quinoa

Cold Cucumber Soup with Quinoa is a refreshing and nutritious chilled soup that combines the coolness of cucumber with the wholesome goodness of quinoa.

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Cold Cucumber Soup with Quinoa

Cold Cucumber Soup with Quinoa

Main Ingredients Cucumber, Quinoa
Cuisine Fusion
Course Soups
Prep Time 15-20 minutes
Cook time 1-1.30 hour
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg


  • 4 medium cucumbers, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil + to drizzle
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 6-8 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ inch ginger piece, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup yogurt
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • A few fresh mint sprigs for garnish 


  1. Heat oil in a nonstick pan. Add the cumin powder, garlic, ginger, lemon juice. Sauté till raw flavor of the garlic and ginger goes away.
  2. Add parsley, quinoa, salt mix well and cook for two to three minutes or till the mixture is dry. Transfer in a bowl and set aside to cool down.
  3. Blend the cucumbers with sour cream, yogurt, remaining parsley, mint, curry powder to a smooth paste.
  4. Transfer in a serving bowl. Top with quinoa mixture, drizzle oil and serve chilled garnished with mint sprigs.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1137
Carbohydrates 28.8
Protein 117.9
Fat 60.8
Other Fiber Fiber- 16.3gm