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Cold soups are perfect to serve on hot summer nights. This one requires no cooking at all!


  • 1 English cucumber
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 green onions
  • 1/4 cup of fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups of cold water


  • Wash and trim the ends off the cucumber. (It is not necessary to peel the cucumber) Cut the cucumber into thirds. Chop 2/3 and dice 1/3. (The diced cucumber will be used for garnish)
  • Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit and the skin.
  • Chop the green onion into 1 inch pieces.
  • Add the chopped cucumber, avocado, green onions and mint to the blender. Pour in the buttermilk and water. (Plain yogurt or sour cream may be substituted for the buttermilk.)
  • Blend until smooth, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper
  • Chill for up to 3 hours before serving
  • Garnish with diced cucumber
  • Adapted from: Gourmet

Categories: Bisque/Cream  No Bake/Cook  Soup  Vegetable 

Author Credit: Adapted from: Gourmet

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