chilled avocado cucumber soup

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My family loves avocados. I recently discovered a little farmers market shop that is open all week long. They sell giant bags of local organic avocados for $4! Great deal. So every Monday Max and I head on down to pick up some fresh ones for the week.

Chilled avocado soup is something I have always wanted to make. It seems so elegant and sophisticated (at least I think so) I had this preconceived notion that the recipe would be super complicated... which means I would most likely screw it up. I have a bad track record when it comes to soup making. I once decided to make a completely salt free minestrone soup (HELLO minestrone soup NEEDS salt) and Ian said it tasted like water downed cat food. So when I saw this recipe I thought, "I can DO this." I modified a few ingredients to make my own variation and I could not have been happier with the way it turned out.

What you need:
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and a little for the garnish
  • 3 ripe avocados, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tbs of lemon zest
  • 3 tbs of lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro (used the cilantro from my garden..YEAY) save a little for the garnish
  • 2 cups of plain non-fat Greek yogurt (my favorite brand is Voskos)
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • a few dashes of sea salt (I never measure this stuff)
  • about 6 dashes of pepper

1) Combine all the above ingredients in a blender..and THAT'S it!!! I know easiest recipe ever right?!
2) Top it with the cucumber and cilantro garnish. DONE.

It was such a delightful, light and refreshing meal.

Lesson learned: YES it was delicious!!...but if you have a big guy for a husband he needs more for dinner. I spotted Ian raiding the fridge after my soup dinner ha!


April said...

this is pretty much gonna try it!!!


Lindsay said...

I am book marking this. I have a slight obsession for avocados! :)

TheLovelyHunter said...

great recipe--how can you not love avocados?!

the nyanzi report said...

great stuff. i'm going to try this.

Rhianne said...

yum, I love avocados too, this sounds delicious said...

Yum! The picture looks amazing - and I can't believe you just throw the ingredients in the blender and it's done! That is my kind of recipe!

Cat said...

Chilled soup! I have so wanted to try some sort of chilled soup...I don't know why but just that fact that it is chilled (when most soup is hot) ups its "cool" factor :)

xx Cat brideblu

Unknown said...

ooh looks great! I am not that good in the ktichen but I will def try this!

love from San Francisco,


Unknown said...

im sold, i love avocado and cucumber. i actually might even try to make this tonight for my bf.. hes working late! ill let you know if i do make it!

<3 steffy
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Stephanie @ henry happened said...

Yay, what a great recipe. I have cilantro coming out of my ears and am looking for new but different recipes (plus we love avocados!).

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Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh, this sounds so good and a great summer soup!

birdie to be said...

This looks delicious and refreshing! YUM

{Trulie Scrumptious} said...

oh my goodness, YUMM! Thanks for sharing We totally want to try this. Your blog is FaNtAsTic! We are absolutely loving it!

Lexi said...

Sooo funny - I was just thinking - I could never serve soup for dinner ... my husband would starve!

xox Lexi
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lovemins said...

this looks super tasty! thanks for sharing :)
xoxo, Saskia

Anonymous said...

cukes + avacado = amy's tummy happy. easy too... it will be a must try for me! thanks for sharing!

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