Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup with Mango Salsa

By • August 21, 2013 • 10 Comments

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 teaspoon 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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about 15 hours ago Alexis Schaffler

Can one freeze the soup?


20 days ago Della Terra

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


23 days ago Lkw1080

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


24 days ago Carol

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


25 days ago NutriMom

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


22 days 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!


11 months 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.


11 months ago gideon bronte

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


11 months ago creamtea

I will be trying this! Thanks, Gena!


11 months ago Gena Hamshaw

You are welcome!