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Chilled Cucumber and Cilantro Soup with Lump Crab #chilledsoup #crabsoup #cucumbersoup

Chilled Cucumber and Cilantro Lump Crab Soup

Cool down on a hot day with this silky, creamy chilled soup that is anything but basic.
Course Dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Olive Jude


  • 1 jalapeno seeds removed and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 shallot roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 english cucumber roughly chopped
  • ½ cup cilantro plus some for garnish
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • paprika or cayenne for garnish optional
  • Jumbo Lump Crabmeat 1 can using the amount you prefer


  1. Place first 12 ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Refrigerate until serving.
  2. To serve, ladle into a soup bowl. Top with a heaping mound of fresh crab, cilantro leaves and a sprinkle of paprika.

Recipe Notes

This is a delicious appetizer too. Try serving in small shot glasses to make soup shooters. Garnish with a chive.