Sunday, 25 June 2017

Cooling low carb cucumber soup

So Well summer has well and truly hit the UK and we've had a few weeks of lovely weather (one and off), As always, when the weather gets hot I get in the mood for colder food like salads. When we're away I always love gazpacho but never tend to have it in the UK, today when it was so so hot I got a bit of a craving for it but without having enough tomatoes I had to think of an alternative which is how this came about. 


I do love a cold soup though I know they aren't everyone's cup of tea, I knew these flavours would work well as I love cucumber drinks (particularly cocktails...) and luckily I was right!


I've made it in my Blendtec which is literally the quickest way ever, I just threw everything in and turned it on and it was ready to go within a minute. I kind of winged it with the ingredients, but it turned out perfectly, so refreshing yet also creamy, I got two smalls bowls out of it with enough left over to take into work tomorrow. 
To make two bowls you will need:
  • One small onion/ a couple of shallots- chopped 
  • One cucumber- roughly chopped 
  • A small avocado- roughly chopped 
  • The juice of a lime
  • A small handful of dill, basil would also work though I bet (it does in cocktails anyway)
  • A cup of Greek yoghurt- coconut yoghurt would work if you're dairy free
  • A small handful of peashoots, and some edible flowers to garnish- optional

Then to make it:
  • Throw all the ingredients in a high speed blender, (I use the Blendtec) I added a cup of ice also to make it really chilled and blend for a minute or until completely smooth
  • I garnished with some eidble flowers and some chopped cucumber and pea shoots but this is entirely optional (though edible flowers do make everything seem better in my opinion)
  • Serve and enjoy!

Hope you all love it, I can see myself making this again and again this summer, also going to play about with a few different gazpacho recipes so watch out for those! Hope you're all enjoying the weather!


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6 comments

  1. This looks so delicious and refreshing! I am not sure how I feel about cold soup though but I do like the look of this!
    Catherine xo

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  2. It looks so pretty & I bet it was delicious

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  3. GORGEOUS! This looks super cooling, perfect for summer!

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  4. Delicious looking, pinning this onto my must try dishes board now!

    Quintessentially me

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  5. Once the summer comes back, I am making this, I love shots of cold soup when it's hot!

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