Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup Recipe

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  • Vegetarian

serves:

6

Total Time:

00:25

Prep:

00:15

Cooking:

00:10

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 170 kCal 9%
Fat 15g 21%
  -  Saturates 3g 15%

If you’re a real lover of avocado then why not try this soup which can be enjoyed chilled, or heated if you fancied something to warm you up. It’s a really fresh and light idea for lunch or as a starter if you were feeling brave enough to cook a three course meal. The juice of the limes gives it a nice zesty kick and the cool and neutral taste of the cucumber leaves your palette cleansed, how pleasant! Make sure the avocados are ripe before use, otherwise the texture won’t be as deliciously smooth. 
HOW TO MAKE CHILLED AVOCADO AND CUCUMBER SOUP

Ingredients

  • 1tsp sunflower oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 750ml (1 1/3pt) vegetable stock
  • 85g (3 1/2oz) watercress
  • 3 avocados, stoned
  • juice 2 limes

Method

  • Heat the sunflower oil then cook the onion and cucumber for 5 minutes with a good pinch of salt over a medium heat until just softened. Add the stock, bring to the boil then take off the heat. Add the watercress and stand for a few minutes until it has wilted.

  • Once this soup base is cool enough, place in a food processor or blender and pulse. Scoop out the avocado with a spoon, add the flesh to the processor and pulse until smooth. Taste for seasoning. Add the juice of both limes. Place in a bowl, cover the surface directly with clingfilm, then cover again. Store in the fridge until cold.

  • To serve, check for seasoning as cooling will dull the flavours, then serve with ice cubes.

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