Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Dreamy, Refreshing Soup


It may not look like it from my picture, but this cold soup is the lightest, smoothest, and most refreshing thing I’ve eaten in all of the past two weeks of 102 degree heat. I got the recipe from GOOP.com. Gwyneth says it will be in an upcoming book called “Clean.” I made a double recipe, and what I couldn’t eat I used as salad dressing. It’s so delicious and you can make it in less than five minutes.

Cucumber and Avocado Soup
as posted in GOOP.com

Zest of ½ a lime
Juice of one whole lime
½ teaspoon salt
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped
½ an avocado, peeled and chopped

Blend everything together until totally creamy and smooth.



I’ve not been around lately due to the College World Series, but there’s a two hour rain delay now so I’ll take this time to come see what you all have been up to!

23 comments:

jodye said...

I made a soup similar to this once, using celery instead of cucumber, and it was so refreshing! Yours looks great!

Meg Wolff said...

Cuke & avacado soup does sound very delicious. I will definitely try this!
Using the leftover as a salad dressing is a good idea too, Diann.

Andrea said...

This is exactly what I need right now - if only I had a ripe avocado and a cucumber! We're sweltering in 95˚ heat with high humidity. I know you Texas residents don't feel sorry for us, but we don't have air conditioning in our house except for one bedroom.

Noodlegirl said...

hmmm Intersting Imight give it a try!

Krista said...

Wow, so easy and refreshing! This would be great with the local tomatoes we've been getting at our farmer's market!

Kathy, healthy-happy-life.com said...

That's very similar to my fave raw vegan soup. Avocado coconut soup. fresh young coconut meat, juice and avocado. A little salt and pepper and blend it up smooth-yum!
kathy, healthy-happy-life.com

East Village Vegan said...

Great summertime soup. The color of your soup looks fantastic!

nora said...

this arizona girl could use a bowl 'o this right about now!!

Jes said...

I love that you watch the college world series! We need more sports-lovin' vegans out there. :) And that soup looks like the perfect way to beat the heat!

Kris said...

Wow, that looks so refreshing and creamy. What a great idea to use the leftovers for dressing!

Oraphan said...

Your soup looks amazing! It sounds so easy to make and such a great idea for summer. I love the idea of using leftovers for dressing.

Celine said...

this might be a good way to have Chaz eat avocado! looks green-a-licious, that's for sure.

twoveganboys said...

Yum. The soup looks so good.

And we are moving to a neighborhood right next to ours. So we will still be here in A-town.

Virginia said...

cucumber and avocado soup sounds really good. I live in sc and it has been HOT!

jessy said...

totally going to have to try that soup, Diann! i love that it’s not only awesome, but easy and refreshing, too! great all around! hooray!

Mihl said...

Yum! I can see myself eating this soup on a hot summer day.

lazysmurf said...

oh man! That looks perfect and cooling and good for the skin! As soon as I get paid I am going to buy avocados and every melon and that's it!

Veg-a-Nut said...

That looks so good. It is hot as blazes today and I am dragging big time. This is cooling me off just looking at it. We were watching the games too. Good games. Sorry Texas didn't win.

Vegetation said...

Yum! That looks fantastic and just perfect for that hotter than hot weather! I'll definitely be giving it a go when the weather decides to warm up here again :)

Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day said...

That sound simple, delicious and very refreshing. When summer finally comes, I'm sure I'll remember to make this.

shellyfish said...

Simple and delicious! I'm going to make this the next time I buy avocados!

Hannah said...

I'm not too big on most cold soups, but this one might make a notable exception. I even have both cucumbers and avocados on hand right now!

Clotilde M. said...

I love the Patriotic Tart. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.