blender soup: advocado and cucumber with shrimp


July is the perfect time for blender soup. And this is my favorite. It’s cool and smooth with a bit of a kick – even some of the little foodies look forward to this warm weather soup. The colors also are fabulously summery – not sure if that affects the taste for everyone, but I eat with my eyes first. Serve with a crusty baguette and/or a green salad and call it a meal!


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Avocado-Cucumber Soup with Shrimp

from Everyday Food

(Note: Because of the young palates in our household, we usually do without the shrimp. Another variation is to use crab instead of shrimp.)

  • 1 English cucumber, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes (about 2 cups)
  • 2 avocados, pitted and peeled
  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 minced small jalapeno chile (seeds and ribs removed for less heat, if desired)
  • 1/3 cup sliced scallions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 12 medium shrimp (about 6 ounces), peeled and deveined
  1. In a blender, combine half the cucumber and 1 avocado with the yogurt, lime juice, jalapeno, scallions, 1 tablespoon cilantro, 1 cup ice water, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Puree until completely smooth. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Cut remaining avocado into 1/4-inch cubes. Stir avocado and remaining cucumber into soup. Thin with1/2 to 1 cup ice water, as desired. Season again with salt and pepper. Chill, about 1 hour.
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook shrimp, turning once, until opaque throughout, 2 to 3 minutes. Ladle soup into bowls; garnish with shrimp and remaining tablespoon cilantro.
  4. Serves 4 adults.

5 thoughts on “blender soup: advocado and cucumber with shrimp

  1. This does look yummy! I also love the Silver Palate Cream of Mango Soup (p. 58 in my copy) or even their Blueberry Soup if you’re looking for something sweeter but still able to stand on it’s own for a meal – perfect for a summer day and think your “plus 4” would like them.

  2. This would not go over in my house. Maybe the kids, but for sure not the husband!

    I bought some avocados at Stop and Shop the other day on the “buy now” rack (4 were $1.44). I will probably have 2 left when I go, so I’ll bring them to you on Thursday after I drop the dog off. I might have some other fridge goodies for you too.

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