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Cucumber Avocado Soup with Moroccan Chickpeas


As the umpteenth one other warmth wave hits the East coast (I swear I’m spending extra time inside than out this summer season), it’s the Recipe ReDux to the rescue! This month’s theme is “No Cook dinner Meals” that includes recent fruits, veggies, herbs or absolutely anything that’s blossoming away this time of 12 months on this finish of the globe (our Aussie ReDux-ers are at all times recreation after we throw them these Northern Hemisphere seasonal themes – like when Emma @ The Scoop on Diet needed to improvise indoors for our grilling theme final June – fairly efficiently, I would add.)

However again to no-cook meals. I instantly considered certainly one of my favs, panzanella, however Serena already has an incredible Roasted Broccoli Panzanella Salad submit. So, I then selected a soup that includes cucumbers, avocado, scallions and mint. I did a recipe trial run BEFORE the Wall Avenue Journal “Off Responsibility” part did a giant unfold on all issues cucumbers, together with, in fact, an analogous cucumber avocado soup.

Cucumber Avocado Soup with Moroccan ChickpeasCucumber Avocado Soup with Moroccan Chickpeas

So, I went again, tweaked it a bit and figured my model want a bit one thing additional. EA @ The Spicy RD can attest to my smoked paprika obsession which I made a decision to pair with chickpeas that I at all times have within the pantry (dietitian’s confession – I take advantage of canned beans as an alternative of dried – however my excuse is this can be a no-cook recipe!)

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Cool, creamy cucumber avocado soup topped with spicy chickpeas is the right no-cook meal for summer season warmth.


For the soup:

  • 2 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1 avocado, pitted and scooped out
  • 2 scallions, inexperienced and white elements chopped
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese

For the chickpeas:

  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans or chickpeas, drained and effectively rinsed
  • 1/4 cup diced purple onion
  • 2 tablespoons mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

Garnish:

  • Mint leaves
  • Additional virgin olive oil


  1. Add cucumbers, avocado, scallions, buttermilk, 1/4 cup mint leaves, lime juice, salt and pepper into blender.
  2. In a small bowl, whip collectively yogurt and mascarpone cheese. Spoon half of combination into blender, saving the opposite half for garnishing completed soup.
  3. Mix all elements till pureed.
  4. In one other bowl, combine collectively chickpeas, purple onion, 2 tablespoons mint and smoked paprika.
  5. To serve, ladle 1 cup of soup into 4 bowls. High every bowl with 1 tablespoon of yogurt/mascarpone combine, 6 tablespoons of chickpeas, a mint leaf and a drizzle of olive oil.

Now this soup is fairly versatile, you might omit the avocado (however why would I even recommend that?), use basil as an alternative of mint, chives as an alternative of scallions, extra/much less buttermilk and/or yogurt, water because the liquid to make it vegan, salsa as an alternative of chickpeas for a topping – actually, infinite no-cook variations right here!

Cucumber Avocado Soup with Moroccan ChickpeasCucumber Avocado Soup with Moroccan Chickpeas

So long as my weekly CSA share retains giving me cucumbers, I’ll be making this soup. What’s your favourite no-cook meal this time of 12 months?

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