Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup

Serves 6

Cool, crisp cucumbers blend nicely with soy milk, creamy yogurt, vibrant avocados and tangy lime juice. Served in chilled bowls, this dairy-free summertime soup is a delightfully refreshing antidote to a warm evening. Use Haas avocados for the creamiest texture and vine-ripened tomatoes for just a hint of sweetness.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 large English cucumber, peeled and diced (about 3 cups)
  • 2 1/4 cups plain unsweetened soy milk
  • 12 ounces plain soy yogurt, divided
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, about 4 to 5 limes
  • 2 avocados, quartered, pitted, peeled, divided
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup seeded chopped tomato
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
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Method: 

Combine cucumber, soy milk, 6 ounces yogurt and lime juice in a blender. Blend at top speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Dice half of one avocado and set aside for topping. Add remaining avocado to the blender. Set aside a tablespoon each of onion and basil for topping. Add remaining onion, basil, salt and pepper to the blender. Blend until very smooth, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a non-metallic bowl, cover tightly and chill thoroughly, at least 2 hours.

Just before serving, dice remaining avocado. Toss avocado with remaining onion, basil, tomato and lime juice in a small bowl.

Ladle soup into six chilled bowls. Dollop each with a tablespoon of yogurt and garnish with tomato topping.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:180 calories (100 from fat), 11g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 250mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (6g dietary fiber, 7g sugar), 5g protein
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