5 large cucumbers, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped
1/4 cup scallions, chopped
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon Splenda, agave nectar or sugar
2 cups crushed ice
salt to taste
freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Combine cucumbers, mint, scallions, lemon juice, lemon zest and sugar in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth. Add ice and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately in chilled bowls.


You can substitute dill, cilantro or basil for the mint in this refreshing summer soup.

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