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Chilled cucumber and avocado soup

Chilled cucumber and avocado soup: no cooking required!

In my part of the country, these are the dog days of summer, the hazy-hot-humid days when even the dogs don't have any energy. I've lost my will to turn on the oven, the stovetop, or the grill. Smoothies, and ice cream, rule my kitchen. And soup. Yes, soup. Cold soup like this bright green cucumber and avocado soup. You can change it up with whatever herbs you have in the garden; mint would be wonderful, or basil. Make sure to give the soup time to get very cold in the refrigerator before serving.

Chilled cucumber and avocado soup  {vegetarian, gluten-free}

From the pantry, you'll need: Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, vegetable broth, egg, kosher salt, fresh black pepper.

A version of this soup originally appeared on Soup Chick. Serves 4.


1 avocado, pit and skin removed
1/3 of a large English (seedless) cucumber, cut into chunks
1 cup buttermilk
3 Tbsp Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp mayonnaise
1/4 cup vegetable broth
1 hard boiled egg, peeled and quartered
2 Tbsp fresh dill weed
1 Tbsp chives
Kosher salt and fresh black pepper, to taste


Place avocado and cucumber in a food processor, and pulse a few times to mince. Add remaining ingredients, and process for 30-45 seconds until the soup is smooth. If the soup is too thick, add more broth to achieve the consistency you like.

Chill for at least one hour, or up to one day. Serve very cold, garnished with additional chopped cucumber and chives.

[Printer-friendly recipe.]

More chilled soups for hot days:
Cantaloupe and yogurt soup with ginger, lime and mint, from The Perfect Pantry
Chilled asparagus soup, from The Perfect Pantry
Chilled beet and tomato soup, from Soup Chick
Chilled peach soup with almonds, from Soup Chick
Chilled garbanzo and leek soup, from Love and Lemons

When the weather is hot hot hot, this cucumber and avocado soup will help you keep your cool!

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What a wonderful and refreshing summer dish. This sounds so good and gives a whole new meaning to cool as a cucumber! xo, Catherine

I love absolutely everything about this, especially that the soup has buttermilk. A winner!

Catherine, if ever I rename this soup, I will take your idea: Cool as a Cucumber Soup!

Kalyn, something about buttermilk is so refreshing.

Just what I wanted for dinner tonight, for an end-of-summer meal. This, along with a quinoa salad dressed in Perfect Pantry's Chipotle Lime Dressing. I'd agree, it's refreshing!

Made this tonight, it was lovely!

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