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Chilled Zucchini and Avocado Soup

Chilled Zucchini and Avocado Soup

Zucchini and avocado together–who would have imagined that these two ingredients could be partners in such a culinary triumph?! The creamy, nutty avocado plays off perfectly against the bright earthiness of the zucchini, and the buttermilk ties it all together with a perfect, comforting zing.


1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1 California avocado
1 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup ice cubes
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons minced chives, or other herbs for garnish

1. Steam the zucchini until very tender, about 10 minutes.

2. Halve, peel and chop the avocado and add to a blender with zucchini, buttermilk, ice, lemon juice and cumin.

3. Puree the soup, adding more ice cubes until the desired thickness is achieved.

4. Pour into bowls and garnish with chives or herbs.

Serves 2 to 4

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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3:53AM PST on Jan 23, 2013

Love Avocado!

10:57AM PST on Dec 10, 2012

yip totally delicious!

6:48PM PST on Nov 10, 2012

Thank you :)

5:54AM PDT on Sep 14, 2012


6:03PM PDT on Sep 13, 2012


12:27AM PDT on Sep 6, 2012

thanks for sharing

5:36PM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

This I'm going to try!!I still have some zucchini growing :)

2:37AM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

Thank you

12:09AM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

It sounds great, minus the buttermilk. Thanks

4:45PM PDT on Aug 22, 2012

sounds so good

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