Chilled Avocado Cucumber Soup

It’s summer time and veggies are in abundance, avocados are ripe and cucumbers are hanging off the vine.  Does anyone grow their own cucumbers?  I have but unfortunately not this year.  I love the Kirby pickling cucumbers and when I saw them in the market I picked up quite a few.  Normally I just slice them up, dip em’  in some ranch or a little vinegar, put them in a salad, I eat them.  The thing about the Kirby’s are you don’t need to peel the flesh, no wax, just scrub them and you’re ready to go.  And they make great pickles too.

I saw a recipe today on Cheryl and Adams site Picture Perfect Meals for easy bread and butter pickles, another way to use up some of my cucumbers.  I made them and they are delish. Great recipe.   Check em’ out.

I’m still on the Candle 79 cookbook so when I saw avocado and cucumber chilled soup I had to at least give it a try.  I don’t know it could sound a little weird.  The recipe called for 2 avocados, I live in Florida so the green avocados are the way to go.  And they are huge, only one was needed.  I try to eat locally anyway and Florida avocados to me are the best, creamy and smooth and huge.  I don’t want to start an avocado war  but want do you think?  You did vote for the  Florida avocados right?

Now to this soup, it’s pretty, (don’t you just love the green) healthy and chilled.  No cooking and totally raw.  Plus, along with the coolness there is a little bit of heat thanks to some finely chopped jalapeno pepper.  And of course cilantro.

In the cookbook they did mention that you could serve these in a shot glass. I can see that, some extra lime and maybe a little tequila.  Hmmm, I might need some chips.

I have entered this soup in the round-up over at the Spanish Wok for their monthy Soup Kitchen Blogger Event.  Head ove and check it out.

Recipe from Candle 79

2 ripe avocados or one Florida avocado peeled and diced

3 cucumbers peeled seeded and diced

1/2 jalapeno seeded and diced

1.2 cup cilantro chopped

2 tablespoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons lime juice

1/2 cup water

1 teaspoon sea salt

Add everything into the food processor or blender and process until smooth.  Place in the fridge for at least an hour.

Garnish

radish

red pepper

kernel corn

cilantro

Stop back on Thursday if you get a chance and see what a friend of mine has added to the Cooking’s Good Vegetarian Cafe.  I’ve seen it and you are going to love it.  I told you I never lie about food.

 

 

 

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19 Responses to Chilled Avocado Cucumber Soup

  1. Looks wonderful Suzi. I am a huge fan of chilled soups. I still remember the first time when we were introduced to cold soups, it was kind of weird for us all in college, cause we have a deep rooted hot soup tradition in Austria.

    Soon it going to get super hot here, its already ghot but what is suppose to come is unbearable. Usually at that time its impossible to eat lunch. Your soup will come handy then. ;)

  2. I’ve gotta try this!! Looks delicious!!

  3. This sounds refreshing and delicious! Very nice site you have.

  4. I do love a good cold soup, loving the corn garnish, such a wonderful color contrast. I’m in Ohio but I actually saw a Florida avocado at my local market, they’re huge!

  5. Serving this in a shot glass with a splash of tequila sounds amazing!

  6. What an interesting recipe, Suzi! It looks so refreshing and delicious! :)

  7. I see so much sunny days in your pictures. Here officially and in actual summer started yesterday. People in Vancouver and lower mainland loves summer because it is short and enjoy good food with friends. This lovely cucumber cold soup would be just the right one for one of my parties.

  8. Suzi,
    Your chilled soup looks so inviting, especially on a hot 95 degree day. love all of the veggie garnishes. Great presentation.

  9. This is the second avocado soup, I have seen today. Do you think there is a message in this? I am going to take it that way and add this to my To Do list.

  10. Soup looks very cool and delicious, perfect for a hot summer day! Although, my family won’t eat it: they prefer chunks. Oh well, I can have it all to myself! :)

  11. This looks lovely and cool and perfect for summer–and I love the pop of color from the veggie garnish!

  12. Oh this looks amazing, stunning presentation! :)

  13. Healthy, seasonal, attractive, and delicious – what more could you ask from a meal like this? The little vegetable garnish is adorable. Well done, indeed!

  14. We are having 90+ degree days the lately… I could use a vat of this soup!! Looks amazing!! Well done. :)

  15. What a delicious sounding soup! It looks tasty as well.

  16. Wow this is such an interesting soup. I never would have thought to pair avocado and cucumber. Love the color of this, its so pretty. Chilled soups are all too perfect for summer. I will have to try this one, sounds so refreshing and light!

  17. OMG. This looks amazing! And so refreshing!

    I used to grow my own cucumbers. And then I had a summer full of cucumber salads, homemade pickles, cucumber sandwiches, and I haven’t done it since. LOL!

  18. This sounds like a beautifully light and healthy detox soup my friend – stunning :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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