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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 95.0
  • Total Fat: 7.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.2 mg
  • Sodium: 39.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g

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Chilled Cucumber Avocado Soup

Submitted by: ITCHYSUIT
Chilled Cucumber Avocado Soup

Introduction

This chilled creamy soup is great for hot days. It is filling and low in calories. Perfect for a light lunch or as a dinner starter. This chilled creamy soup is great for hot days. It is filling and low in calories. Perfect for a light lunch or as a dinner starter.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 chilled cucumber
    1 avocado
    2 scallions, chopped
    1/4 cup mint leaves, chopped (can be left out)
    1/2 cup well-shaken low-fat buttermilk
    1 1/2 cups cold water
    salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1) Cut cucumber into 3 equal pieces, then coarsely chop 2 of the cucumber pieces. Coarsely chop half of the avocado.

2) Blend together the chopped cucumber and avocado and the mint leaves, scallions, buttermilk, and water until smooth. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.

3) Chill soup, uncovered, 15 minutes.

4) Cut remaining cucumber and avocado in 1/4 inch pieces and stir into soup.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ITCHYSUIT.






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  • Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    The recipe should say to PEEL and SEED the cucumber. Lemon or lime juice to prevent avocado discoloration. Chives optional instead of scallions. Yogurt for buttermilk. Add diced tomato (opt). I liked OutofIdeas' suggestion to add dill. - 7/3/12

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  • Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I added a squeeze of fresh lime juice and a pinch of crushed dill for a sense of Greek/Mediterranean flavor. - 6/24/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I added a little more buttermilk, a little less water, fresh chives and cilantro and topped it with a few pieces of feta. I added a little crushed pepper, salt and hot crushed pepper. OMG -- FABULOUS. This is my second recipe with sparks and they have both been great. - 8/8/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used 1 cup of 1% buttermilk and added 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice. I reduced the water to 1/2 cup. - 7/24/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved it made it without the mint...added garlic clove instead of shallots.. it was delight full and yummy I put pepperon top and little cubes of avaocado to garnish. - 6/24/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    4 stars as written. 5 with my changes. Perfect ingredients! This was a must try for me. I left out the mint and added a little garlic and lime juice. Sprinkled with dill weed before serving. My cucumber was gigantic so a needed a little extra buttermilk. I'll use more milk & less water next time. - 6/25/10

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  • I made this exactly as the recipe stated--it is VERY bland. I added cumin and chili powder, which made it more palatable, but still not great. I will probably not make this again.
    - 7/8/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'd no avocado, mint or buttermilk, so used a nugget of frozen chopped spinach and some Greek yogurt. Also added some apple juice with juice from half a lime - which made up (!) for no seasoning.
    I drank it as a smoothie in a tall glass. Otherwise I'd have it in a mug.
    I'll try this again, tweak - 8/20/12

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  • I made this exactly as the recipe specified and I LOVE IT!! Will definitely make again....and AGAIN!! - 6/29/12

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  • I was not sure about the mint leaves but it added to the flavors...I too added more buttermilk and less water...I also added fat free cream cheese for a cheese flavor it did add 30 more calories. I will make this over and over again. On these hot Texas days..103 yesterday..I could eat this daily. - 6/27/12

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  • Bad
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Guess I could get used to it. It was sort of OK! I only gave it one star and then it showed up as BAD. IF i had known 1 star was BAD I'd have rated it 2 stars. (is that only half bad? LOL) - 12/2/11

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  • I wanted to like this but don't care for cucumbers and the avocado didn't help. I tried a few suggestions from reviews and it still wasn't worth eating. I may try it again, but peel the cucumber next time. I'd recommend trying it because you never know. It was the cucumbers that did me in. - 8/9/11

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  • This sounds great - I have an avocado soup recipe that is great but full of fat and calories! Can't wait to try it - 3/15/11

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  • recipe has a distinctic cucumber taste. Added lime juice, a pinch of garlic, dill weed, salt, ground pepper. Found it not what we would want. Added Epicure lemon & dill spice = picked it up.
    - 9/1/10

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  • Liked this very much. I added garlic to taste and subbed cilantro in place of mint. Yummo! - 7/25/10

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  • Recipe was very easy to follow and prepare but the taste left some to be desired. As I can tell by looking at other's reviews that many people think the same, I added a little bit of sugar to mine along with salt and pepper but some of the ideas I've read in the other reviews sound really good. - 7/1/10

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  • I did like this soup. It would be good for a company meal. Next time I will make the proportions of buttermilk and water to wqual amounts. I will also use chicken broth instead of water. I did put a shot fo Tabasco in it as I like the extra bite. I couldn't find mint so used curly parsley instead. - 6/28/10

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  • This was good for using our cucumbers from the garden. Very refreshing and light. Will try with dill or some other herb next time. Thanks! - 5/22/10

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  • nice and light. - 3/31/10

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  • I really like the recipe. I added garlic powder and cilantro and left out the mint. I guess I butchered the original recipe but I just love it! - 7/17/09

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  • refreshing but bland - 10/23/08

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  • This was good; I used fresh mint, added a little dill, some chives, and salt and pepper. It still needed something. Maybe a little feta and lime juice as the commenter below recommended? Still lovely on a hot summer's day. - 8/11/08

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  • I was excited to try this but it tastes a little boring, I added about a teaspoon of minced garlic. I will try it again but I am going to try to liven it up a little more. - 7/19/08

    Reply from ITCHYSUIT (7/20/08)
    I would just ask if you made sure to season with salt and pepper... this makes a huge difference. without it, i think this soup is totally boring, but i salt and taste until it tastes right i tend to want to eat it all the time. just asking. :)


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  • This was a bowl of creamy yumminess. If I could live off of it, I would - as it is I will be making it a lot this summer. - 7/12/08

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  • This was very good. My daughter that doesn't like vegetables had two servings before asking what it was. - 7/1/08

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