Meatfree Monday: Cool as a Creamy Cucumber Soup

Taste first, judge after! For some reason, I had 3 cucumbers in the fridge – far too much gherkin for one gal to take. So Google helped me find a creamy cucumber soup recipe, and it was actually rather delicious.

Creamy Cucumber Soup - low calorieIngredients:

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 cups peeled,  thinly sliced cucumbers
  • 1 1/2 cups stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Pinch (or handful) of cayenne pepper
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt

Directions:

Heat the oil in a deep saucepan, and saute the onions until soft. Add the garlic and saute for another minute before adding lemon juice and the slices cucumber. Add stock, salt, and peppers, and bring to a simmer for about 8 minutes. Then throw the mixture in a blender along with the avocado and parsley.

If you can’t find the lid of your blender, it may well be in your blender and in your soup, as you may discover when your blender sounds like a raspy chainsaw:

Low calorie cucumber and avocado soup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once the lid location has been established and secured, blend the soup until smooth. Before serving, stir in the low fat yoghurt.

Cold Cucumber and Avocado Soup

This soup can be served hot or cold, which is perfect for this strange summer we seem to be having here in the Midlands; from blankets one day to burns the next! I’m going to try it tomorrow (sun-dependent) with some mint as a refreshing snack.

Link of the Day:

Creamy chocolate mousse – vegan, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free

Vegan. gluten free, sugar free, dairy free avocado chocolate mousse. Clean eating

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One thought on “Meatfree Monday: Cool as a Creamy Cucumber Soup

  1. Pingback: “Free Foods- Festive Foods” – 2 – Cucumber, Mint and Avocado Soup | sugarfreesensations

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