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Avocado Cucumber Soup

Avocado Cucumber Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 English cucumber, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch cubes (about 2 cups)
  • 2 avocados, pitted and peeled
  • 1/2 cup low fat plain yogurt
  • 3 tbs fresh lime juice
  • 1 minced small jalapeno (seeds and ribs removed for less heat, if desired)
  • 1/3 cup sliced scallions
  • 2 tbs chopped fresh cilantro
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Recipe

In a blender, combine half the cucumber and 1 avocado with the yogurt, lime juice, jalapeno, scallions, 1 tablespoon cilantro, 1 cup ice water, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Puree until completely smooth. Transfer to a large bowl.

Cut remaining avocado into 1/4-inch cubes. Stir avocado and remaining cucumber into soup. Thin with 1/2 to 1 cup ice water, as desired. Season again with salt and pepper. Chill, about 1 hour.

 

Adapted from Martha Stewart