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Cool Avocado Soup

When the weather is really hot, no one wants to turn on the oven or the stove. I usually begin eating a lot of salads. As much as I love salads, sometimes I need to mix it up. The food processor or blender is a great way to “cook ” without heat. So here is a creamy soup bursting with flavor and color that will cool you down without heating up the kitchen.

1 1/2 c low sodium vegetable broth 2 medium-sized avocados 2 Persian cucumbers 2 fistfuls of cilantro 2 Tbsp chopped green onion 1/4 c lime juice, about 2 limes 1 large or 2 small cloves of garlic 3/4 tsp salt a dash of cayenne


finely diced tomato finely diced jicama finely chopped green onion

Juice the limes, remove the flesh from the avocados, peel and roughly the cucumbers and chop the green onions.

Remove the thicker stems from the cilantro and lightly chop.

Place all the ingredients in the blender and run on high for 1-2 mnutes or until smooth,

If it's too thick, add a couple of tablespoons of water and blend briefly. Taste for salt level and add more if needed.

Garnish with finely diced tomato, jicama and green onion.