Monday, September 3, 2018

Spicy Cucumber Avocado Soup

As you may, or may not, have noticed, I took a couple of days off. It was much needed R ‘n R. I did virtually nothing with the exception of reading (I have now finished my ninth book), stitching (I cannot tell you, because it would be far too embarrassing, how many works in progress I have.), and watching British cop shows. I enjoyed this time off much more than I should have.

I didn’t pay much attention to the deck garden, so when I went out today, I was shocked to see that I had seven cucumbers ready to be picked. I brought them in and decided I needed to come up with a variety of ways in which to use them.
Cucumber sandwiches were in order, to be sure, as well as a cucumber salad, and this refreshing chilled Spicy Cucumber Avocado Soup. It’s make ahead, and only gets better with age; it is so delectable and refreshing. It was the perfect thing to enjoy, mid afternoon, on this 96° day. 
Spicy Cucumber Avocado Soup

1  avocado
1 cucumber, seeded, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
1 (8-ounce) container plain yogurt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 cup small ice cubes

Place all ingredients into a food processor, and process until smooth and creamy.

If you prefer you cumber so more dilly than spicy you will love this Chilled Cucumber Dill Soup.

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Rustown Mom said...

Hooray for unstructured time off and the leisure for books. Sounds like a restful time! Your soup looks creamy and wonderful.

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

Good for you ! Everyone needs to get some relaxation and when you work from home, it's tempting to keep opening the computer to work. This is my kind of soup!! I make something very similar

martinealison said...


Une soupe que je n'aurais jamais imaginé ! Je suis certaine qu'elle doit être savoureuse.

Bisous 🌸

Miz Helen said...

I can't wait to try your delicious avocado soup it looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us on Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
Miz Helen

Jen Lil said...

Of course I noticed you were MIA! I have found myself checking the site several times a day to see if you posted anything. I discovered your blog about a month ago and was immediately hooked. Right away I had to look through all your old posts. I have pinned too many to count! The recipes are simple yet delicious and your musings made me laugh and cry. I appreciate how you share tidbits with us but do not labor on. You have a devoted reader! I only wish we were neighbors so I could pop over for a nice pot of tea and cookies while enjoying a British mystery! Keep up the good work.
By the way, this is the first time I have ever commented on any blog, and I regularly read many cooking ones.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

What a lovely comment! It’s good to be missed, thank you for taking the time to tell me that you noticed my absence. I’m happy to have a devoted reader like you, next time leave your name so I know who you are.

Anonymous said...

YES, please! I love anything with avocados. This soup definitely has me intrigued. Can't wait to try! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party!