Chilled Cucumber-Chickpea Soup

Chilled Cucumber Chickpea Soup
Start To Finish Time:
25 mins


  • 1 recipe Coriander Paprika Spice Rub, see below

  • ½ pound peeled and deveined cooked cocktail shrimp, chopped

  • 2 medium cucumbers

  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained

  • ¼ cup tahini (sesame seed paste)

  • ¼ cup packed fresh mint leaves

  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed

  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 3 cup ice cubes

  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 4 green onions, cut in 1-inch slivers

Coriander-Paprika Spice Rub

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Prepare Coriander Paprika Spice Rub. In medium bowl toss shrimp with spice rub; set aside. Thinly slice enough cucumber measure 1/3 cup; set aside. Peel, seed, and cut up remaining cucumbers.

  2. In blender, combine cut-up cucumbers, chickpeas, tahini, mint, lemon juice, olive oil, honey, garlic, coriander, cayenne, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Cover; blend until smooth, scraping sides as needed.

  3. Just before serving, with motor running, add ice cubes, a few at a time, through lid opening until smooth and thickened (blender will be full). Pour into bowls. Top soup with shrimp, sliced cucumber, tomatoes, and green onions. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Coriander-Paprika Spice Rub

  1. In small bowl combine coriander, paprika, salt, and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

357 Calories
14g Fat
41g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 357
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 752mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 20.7mg 103%
Calcium 131.3mg 10%
Iron 5.4mg 30%
Potassium 728mg 15%
Folate, total 121mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.8mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.