A delicious cold soup with the same flavours as that famous Mexican dip, Guacamole.
Most of these ingredients only need to be roughly chopped because the blender will be doing the rest.
From Charmaine Solomon's Complete Vegetarian Cookbook.
Put cucumber, garlic, scallions, capsicum, herbs, vinegar, sugar, stock & half the chopped avocado into a food processor fitted with a steel blade (or put the ingredients straight into the serving bowl & use a hand-held blender with equal results & less dishes!).
Blend well, then pour into a large serving bowl and add wine, salt, pepper, olive oil & diced tomato.
From now on it must be stirred, not blended.
Just before serving, toss the remaining avocado in the lemon juice, stir into the soup & serve with garlic croutons.