Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup with Mango Salsa

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Author Notes: This is one of my favorite cold soups for the summer. If cucumber's not your thing, you can prepare this soup with zucchini, tomato, celery, or a combination of all of those vegetables. Avocado is a perfect base for an easy soup like this, and it will give you a canvas that is endlessly adaptable.Gena Hamshaw

Serves 4

Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup

  • 2 large cucumbers, peeled and cut into rough slices
  • 1 large Haas avocado, halved, pitted, and flesh scooped out
  • 2 scallions, green and white parts included, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoons sea salt (to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)

Mango Salsa

  • 1 cup Ataulfo mango, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup tomato, 1/2 inch dice
  • 1/2 cup shucked corn kernels (raw)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, loosely packed and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  1. Blend all soup ingredients together in a blender till smooth, adding enough water to achieve a perfectly creamy texture (about a scant half cup, but use your judgment).
  2. Toss the salsa ingredients together in a small bowl.
  3. Transfer soup to four serving bowls. Top each with a half cup of the mango salsa, and serve.
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19 days ago Brenda Nejedlo

I made this last night, and unfortunately, this wasn't a winner for us. I even attempted to add another avocado and some spices/herbs to make it work. But in the end, we just didn't like the taste of it.


23 days ago lloreen

I've been making this all summer now since my cucumber crop is insane. I also tried adding a tub of soft tofu. It makes it even more creamy and becomes a complete summer lunch! I also throw in a handful of mint and basil. It's a new favorite.


about 1 month ago Jennifer

Avocado soup is one of my favorites. Doubled the avocado count and made this last night. It's a good variation from my usual recipe which has a chicken or vegetable broth base, garlic, and buttermilk. This one is lighter - nice change.


about 1 month ago Skiingstella

I love how simple but flavorful this concept was. I'll definitely serve again for guests as a starter.


about 1 month ago lloreen

I have a bumper crop of cucumbers this year and I have been trying different cucumber soups. This is my favorite by far! I added a little cayenne pepper to give it a subtle bite. Delicious - I'm making it again!


4 months ago girlwithaknife

Just wow. So much flavor for so little time. Love it when each ingredient brings something to the party.


about 1 year ago Laney Patrick

The perfect thing I was looking for...have all the ingredients in my fridge!! Thanks and happy summer!


about 1 year ago Alexis Schaffler

Can one freeze the soup?


about 1 year ago Della Terra

The perfect hot weather dish. So fresh. Added a splash of mango white balsamic into the salsa.


about 1 year ago Lkw1080

Delicious! It was perfect for a steamy summer night! Thanks Gena!!


about 1 year ago Carol

Have been looking for a good summer cucumber soup recipe. This is perfect!


about 1 year ago NutriMom

would this turn brown if made ahead of time and taken to a potluck?


about 1 year ago Jennifer

I made the soup yesterday and put it in the fridge because I didn't have time to make the salsa. Took it out tonight and it was still pleasingly green and delicious!


almost 2 years ago Carol Johnston

I love the sound of this and avocados and cucumbers are starting to appear at my green grocers again here in New Zealand.


about 2 years ago gideon bronte

thanks....going to give it a whirl this weekend


about 2 years ago creamtea

I will be trying this! Thanks, Gena!


about 2 years ago Gena Hamshaw

You are welcome!