One-Pot Wonders

Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup

April 20, 2015
2 Ratings
  • Serves 4 to 6
Author Notes

This is a refreshing and filling soup. It is packed with protein and can easily be adjusted to be dairy-free. If the soup needs to be served immediately and there is no time to chill, add a few pieces of crushed ice. Add 1/4 teaspoon of ground coriander if you would like a sweet note to the soup. If you desire more protein, the soup is delicious topped with a diced boiled egg or a side of spicy grilled shrimp. —A Pleasant Little Kitchen

Test Kitchen Notes

This perfect summer soup is so simple and easy to throw together in a pinch. I used to be a gazpacho girl, but this is now my new favorite chilled soup. It’s full of healthy fats from the coconut milk and avocado, so it’s really satisfying. The cucumber and yogurt make the soup refreshing and light, while the avocado and coconut milk create a wonderful rich, creamy texture. I wouldn't change a thing! —Natalie

What You'll Need
  • 2 avocados, pulp removed
  • 1 English cucumber, peeled
  • 1/4 red onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • lime wedges, for topping
  • chopped cilantro, for topping
  1. Place all ingredients except the lime wedges and the cilantro into a food processor. Purée until smooth.
  2. Store in the fridge until chilled. Serve cold topped with chopped cilantro and a squeeze of lime.

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3 Reviews

Foodie1 August 17, 2018
I love the depth of flavors in this soup. I have a huge crop of cucumbers and have made this Asian smooth cucumbers. I think Izniks would work, as well, and I will try it with Mandurian rounds next time. Thank you for sharing your recipe.
Natalie April 27, 2015
Wow, amazing!!! So simple, light, refreshing and tasty. I love all of the healthy fats. Nailed it with the spice and heat level!
A P. April 28, 2015
Thank you Natalie! I'm so glad you enjoyed this soup. ❤️ It's one of my favorites!