Prep 25 mins
Cook 0 mins
This is a great warm weather soup! From Food TV, courtesy Sara's Secrets!
- 3 English cucumbers, peeled and sliced (3 1/2 pound total)
- 1⁄2 cup cold water
- 2 -3 tablespoons seasoned rice wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 ripe california avocado, peeled and pitted
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 (8 ounce) container plain yogurt
- 1 teaspoon wasabi (or 1 1/2 teaspoons wasabi powder mixed with 1/2 teaspoon water)
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
- freshly ground white pepper
- 1 1⁄2 cups ice cubes
- finely chopped fresh chives
- Puree cucumbers with water, vinegar, and 2 teaspoons kosher salt in batches in a blender until smooth.
- Mash together avocado, lime juice, and remaining teaspoon kosher salt until smooth.
- Whisk in yogurt, wasabi paste, chives, and pepper, to taste.
- Just before serving, blend soup with ice in batches until smooth.
- Serve topped with avocado cream.
- Note: Soup (before blending with ice) and avocado cream may be made 1 day ahead and kept, separately, chilled and covered.
This is delicious! I didn't peel the cucumbers because I think the peel has nutrients (plus I like my soups chunky). I love the wasabi. I also used no fat yogurt. I didn't add the ice cubes at the end because I like a thicker soup. Really delicious!
I could not wait to make this soup! I tagged it in the afternoon and had the ingredients in my shopping cart on the way home, and the soup on the table by 7 PM! I do have to admit one thing, I left out the avocado! I'm on a diet at the moment where avocados are not allowed, but that didn't stop me from making a great Cucumber Soup with Wasabi Cream! To make up for the loss of texture from the avocado I added some sour cream to the yogurt. I also added a little fresh dill, and sprinkled some toasted nori on top. I've got the leftovers sitting in a Tupperware in my fridge at work, I can hardly wait for lunch!