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.
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.
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.