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Cool down with these 5 summer soups

By: Enrique Gili on July 5, 2011, 8:09 a.m.

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Avocado soup

Cool and creamy avocado soup slides down easy. The ideal dish on a hot summer's day.

Avocado soup


  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and diced (reserve slices for garnish)
  • 1 large avocado, peeled and sliced (reserve slices garnish)
  • 2 green onions, tops and roots removed
  • 1 1/2 cups yogurt, Greek or plain
  • Handful of fresh mint, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon zest and fresh mint (optional garnish)
Time estimates

Prep time: 15 min

Cook time: 45 min

Total time: 60 min


  1. Rinse and prep the vegetables. Combine the first six ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir gently.
  2. Add the combined ingredients to blender. Process for about 30 seconds or until smooth. Blend in two batches if necessary. Cover and place in the fridge for 30 minutes or until cool.
  3. Use reserved cucumber slices, avocado, zest and mint leaves to make a garnish. Serve immediately.

Yield: 4