Cold Radish-Cuke Soup

May 21, 2012

Author Notes: The recipe for this chilled soup is about as simple as it gets. It was given to me at a dinner party last summer and I scribbled down the ingredients on my cocktail napkin. I added Meyer lemon zest and juice, and substituted honey for white sugar.


Serves: 6 as a starter


  • 1 hothouse cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces (about 2 cups)
  • 1 bunch red radishes, trimmed and quartered (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon Meyer lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon Meyer lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 pinch ground white pepper
In This Recipe


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth.
  2. Chill several hours before serving.
  3. Garnish with thin slices of radish and cucumber. Serve cold.

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