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Chilled Cucumber Avocado Soup

My summer eating preferences are definitely in full swing, which is why I’m so excited to share this chilled vegan cucumber avocado soup recipe!

It’s supposed to be hot this week and I’m not complaining, in part because I have a giant bowl of chilled cucumber avocado soup sitting in my fridge waiting to be devoured. Oh, and a couple of containers of chocolate ice cream in my freezer. Like I said, my cravings for summery foods are in full force!

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This vegan cucumber avocado soup is pretty fantastic, if I do say so myself. It’s insanely simple—cucumbers, avocado, lime juice, and water. You can have some fun with add-ins like cilantro and chopped tomatoes, or even add a little fresh salsa or corn on top just before serving.

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Chilled Cucumber Avocado Soup

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Chilled Cucumber Avocado Soup

Vegan, Gluten Free,

Serves: 4


Prep Time: 1 hour 5 mins

Chilled vegan cucumber avocado soup that's raw, gluten-free, and so simple to make! All you need to do is blend a handful of ingredients.

3-Ingredient Vegan Cucumber Avocado Soup! (Raw & Gluten-Free too!) | picklesnhoney.com #soup #vegan #raw #glutenfree #avocado #cucumber #gazpacho #cold #chilled

Chilled Cucumber Avocado Soup

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Ingredients

For the soup:

  • 1 pound organic cucumbers, roughly chopped
  • 2 small avocados
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

For garnish (optional):

  • chopped tomato
  • chopped cilantro
  • fresh corn kernels
  • hemp seeds

Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free Servings: 4

Prep Time: 1 hour 5 mins

Chilled vegan cucumber avocado soup that's raw, gluten-free, and so simple to make! All you need to do is blend a handful of ingredients.

Instructions

  • Place the cucumbers, avocados, lime juice, water, sea salt, and pepper into a blender. Blend until smooth, then taste and add more salt/pepper if you like.
  • Transfer the soup to a large bowl and chill in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.
  • Garnish with tomato, corn, cilantro, and hemp seeds, if you like.

Notes [3]

If you’re not using organic cucumbers, be sure to peel them to remove that waxy skin and as much of the pesticides as possible.

If you’re a big fan of cilantro, feel free to blend a handful (1/4 – 1/2 cup or so) directly into the soup.

I use a Vitamix blender and love it.

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  1. Oh em gee, this weather is crazy. The same thing happened over her in Chicago. I am now craving summer foods, yet the weather is back to the normal 40’s! This soup looks so refreshing!!!! I can not wait to try it!

    1. Amanda says

      This weather is so bizarre! Boston is also back to the normal 40s, but it was so, so cold at the start of the week! It feels even colder because we got spoiled with summer-like temps!

    2. Izabela says

      Great idea for another chilled soup. I followed the recipe almost exactly – used chicken broth instead of water and added some green onions to the mix for more flavor. Also used scallions in the topping instead of cilantro. This is an easy but very tasty summer dish. Thanks for the recipe!

      1. Amanda says

        I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Izabela!

  2. makes eating guacamole even easier 🙂 i’d chug that in a few seconds flat.

    1. Amanda says

      One can never have too much guacamole. 😉

  3. I’ve always been fascinated by chilled soups, and yet been oddly wary of them. Something in my little OCD brain screams “Soup is supposed to be hot!!!” and refuses to let me try them. This looks good though, so I might surpass my crazy and just try it.

    1. Amanda says

      I know what you mean. I definitely have to be in the mood for a chilled soup. Some warm weather would help!

  4. I’m flying into Logan on Saturday for a quick 2 day trip- and that weather better warm up! My husband was actually in Boston from Friday-Monday for work, and he’s going up again (with me)- but this time it’s to visit his dad and some of our friends.
    I would eat that soup whether it’s warm or cold out. The weather really doesn’t dictate the temperature of my food too much- I eat ice cream all winter long!
    I am a big fan of gazpacho in the summer though- it’s always refreshing.

    1. Amanda says

      Fun! I think it’s supposed to be around 50 degrees this weekend and no rain. Not bad!

      I can eat ice cream any day (I power through the cold!), but I’ve had to follow my smoothies with hot tea this week. Mostly it’s just my hands that get cold, which then makes the rest of me cold. 🙂

  5. This has me kicking myself for using 3 cucumbers yesterday in a green juice! darn it! Also, it’s currently hailing here right now. From 70s to 20s to hail today…wtf is with this weather?

    1. Amanda says

      Hail?! It was just gray and pouring here, and now it’s clear and sunny. ???

  6. Yum! That soup looks delicious!!

    1. Amanda says
  7. You and I are on far too much the same brain wave!!!! I made a version last week and it’s getting posted tomorrow! Your version is just a teeny bit simpler than mine, so it’s good to know I can pare it down a bit and still be happy.

    1. Amanda says

      So weird! I think we did that with our sweet potato donut recipes not very long ago too…

      Looking forward to your recipe!

  8. I adore avocados, and will definitely be making this this spring/summer. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. yum! I made a chilled avocado/ guacamole soup a few weeks back that I loveddd! And I was thinking of all the fun things you could add to spice it up to- raw corn kernels for a crunch, tons of herbs etc.

  10. Kait says

    I LOVE chilled soups! This crazy weather…not so much. This recipe makes me ohsohappy though…loving its CSD-friendly nature. This + gazpacho will probably be my go-to recipes this summer!

  11. The weather has been the same around here, just not quite as cold. It’s in the 80’s one week, then down to 50’s the next. I know, not that bad, but I’m in California and I’m not a fan of the cold! Hopefully summer will be here soon…

  12. Rhonda says

    The heat is coming to AZ this weekend, we are looking at 90 on Saturday! This soup looks perfect 🙂

    1. Amanda says

      Wow, 90?! I’m jealous!

  13. Dawn says

    I am loving everything about this-the “summer” factor, the avocado, the color, the smooth texture and simple ingredients. This is a keeper!

    1. Amanda says

      Thanks, Dawn! The simplicity of this recipe is what makes it so great – it’s incredibly easy to prepare and the flavors really “pop”. 🙂

  14. Ohio weather is so bipolar. It was in the 80s last week, and has been chillier the past couple days (def. needed a coat) and it’s supposed to warm back up tomorrow or the next day…seriously, it needs to make up its mind! But I need to try this soup regardless, sounds amazing.

  15. Wow – this looks amazing. I’m definitely giving it a try when the weather gets a little warmer!

    1. Amanda says

      Here’s to hoping the weather warms up soon! It’s been tough transitioning from 80 and sunny to typical March temps!

  16. Beverly says

    Delicious! I remember my first cucumber soup– it seemed so odd in name, and yet it was love at first bite! I do sympathize with your spring fever and the noncompliant weather. I’m trying to send some springtime sun your way! It hit the 90s here in Texas yesterday…. I fear summer.

    1. Amanda says

      I think it worked – it’s finally sunny again in Boston! 😉 I was fearing summer a little when it was in the 80s here for the better part of a week, thinking it was either going to be 100+ and humid all the time or 40s and rainy (one of two extremes). The weather is all over the place!

  17. Renee says

    Love this idea but wondering how leftovers hold up since avocado browns…. Thoughts?

    1. Amanda says

      I ate this over the course of about 4-5 days and was surprised how well it held up. The lime juice keeps it from browning. 🙂

  18. I’ve never been a fan of cold soups, but that looks pretty darn good!

    1. Amanda says

      Thanks, Stephanie! Give it a try once the weather heats up. 🙂

  19. Laura S says

    Hey Amanda,
    Approximately how many medium/large-ish cucumbers would this be? I don’t have a scale but I want to make sure I use the correct ratio of cucumbers to avocado.

    Like others I usually shy away from cold soups but I love every ingredient listed and have it all on hand….and most importantly I love that with so few ingredients and no cooking required, it will be QUICK! I’m in need of some speedy meals lately…been spending waaaay too much time on complicated recipes, some that haven’t even been worth the time! 🙁

    1. Amanda says

      I used 2 large cucumbers (they were from TJ’s, if that’s at all helpful). Even if the ratio of cucumber to avocado is a little off, I’m sure it will still taste fantastic. 🙂

      I hate when I spend a ton of time on a recipe and then it’s just kind of meh. Live and learn, I guess!

  20. Sharon says

    I absolutely love this recipe! Can’t get enough in this hot weather. I’ve found that subbing the water for coconut milk adds a delicious creamy sweet flavor that complements the cucumber and avocados soo well. Thanks for posting!

    1. Amanda says

      Thanks, Sharon! I’ll have to try it with the coconut milk next time – it sounds awesome!

  21. Marie says

    Hello,

    Is this a good soup to make ahead and take along for work? Looks Good! If it’s portable that would be awesome! I know Avocados can brown easily so thought I’d ask your opinion 🙂

    1. Amanda says

      It is! I kept mine in the fridge for about 5 days and it didn’t brown. The lime juice keeps the color nice and vibrant!

  22. Yay, a recipe for chilled cucumber soup (mentioned in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events). And it’s VEGAN! Thanks!

    1. Amanda says

      I hope you enjoy the soup! Congrats on your new blog!

      1. I’m sure I shall love the soup! Now the hard part is promoting the blog….

  23. I’ve been looking for a dairy-free, soy-free cucumber soup recipe! Added some fresh garlic and a tish more salt! Delicious!

    1. Amanda says

      I love your idea – I bet it’s awesome with a little garlic!

    2. chris says

      Oh! Good idea to add garlic! I will try that next time I make it..

  24. Jeremy says

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I was looking for a chilled soup to make with cucumber and came across this. I had just bought one of those large avocados, called a Reed, so I used one of those instead of two small ones. I also decided to use some sorrel instead of cilantro, which was great because it has a lemony tang to it.
    Also, since I used the Reed I hollowed out the skin and used that as a bowl, sitting on a yellow bell pepper round for stability.
    Again, thank you for sharing this, it was wonderful.

    1. Amanda says

      I’m so happy you liked the recipe! Your version sounds fantastic – I will have to try it with sorrel next time. The presentation sounds beautiful! Very clever to use a bell pepper round to keep the avocado from tipping over.

  25. marina says

    thank you for the wonderful recipe! I will be using it on Monday for 2 of my clients for their 3 day detox! I am also salivating as I am going to the kitchen right now to make it for myself and my family 🙂 it’s my second time making it. I love to add a few stalks of celery or parsley to the blender..
    best,
    Marina

    1. Amanda says

      Thanks for your comment, Marina! I’m so flattered that you’ll be using the recipe for your clients! 🙂

  26. Nadine says

    Just made this and had a taste – delicious!!! (and so easy!) I used all the organic cucumbers from my weekly farmer’s market basket and added 3 avocados; I think 2 avocados would have been enough as it’s a tad too creamy and was wondering if you had ever stretched it with water.

    Can’t wait to have this with some organic tortilla chips 😀

    1. Amanda says

      It’s doesn’t get much easier than this recipe! I think you could try adding a little water to cut down on the extra avocado. You may have to adjust the seasoning, but it should work. 🙂

  27. Dianne says
  28. chris says

    Oh my..I wish I would have tried this weeks ago with the heat wave that we are having up in the Northwest!! It is wonderful!!!! So refreshing and the flavor is so yummy! I did whirl a half-bunch of cilantro into the actual soup..plus, sprinkled on top for décor, along with chopped tomato..This is a ‘once-a-weeker’!!! Maybe even in winter..It is THAT good..Thank you for the recipe! Is there a link somewhere where I can post it on FB?

    1. Amanda says

      Thank you, Chris! I’m so happy you loved the soup. I bet it was amazing with cilantro blended in–good call! If you’re in need of a similar recipe, you might try this variation with lemon, dill and chives. It’s a bit creamier too. 🙂

  29. Edye says

    Yummy delicious, add a little bit of chives in when you blend it for added flavor!

    1. Great suggestion! I bet that’s delicious!

  30. Brenda says

    Very yummy, but added 2 tsps sugar to please the family!

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