Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup

Chilled avocado and cucumber soup is a great dish for the summertime.  No stove required — all you need is a blender.  Cold with a kick of spice from the jalapeño, this soup makes a great appetizer or main course.

chilled avocado and cucumber soupHere’s what you’ll need:

2 avocados
2 seedless cucumbers, peeled
1 jalapeño, seeds removed
juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small bunch of cilantro (approximately ¼ cup)

Cut up the avocados, cucumbers and jalapeño.  Put them in a blender with the remaining ingredients and puree until smooth.  Serve chilled and garnish with a sprig of cilantro.

If you prefer a thinner consistency, add 1 cup of plain nonfat yogurt or 1 cup of cold water.

Prep time: 15 minutes.  Total time: 20 minutes

Serves 4 to 6 people.