Veggie Chef
9:15 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Summer Soup

I had been wanting to make a cold, summer soup and I was so pleased to see cucumbers and some early peaches at the farmer's market this week.

Luckily for me, the herbs came from pots on my back porch, and I already had all of the other ingredients which I think wound up blending together beautifully. This is not a difficult recipe at all but does require a bit of prep with the vegetable, fruit and herb chopping. Once that is done though, its all about the food processor or blender doing the work.  

(Serves four)

What you need:

4 cups peeled, chopped cucumber
1 cup peeled, pitted and chopped peaches
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
2 green onions, thinly sliced*
1/4 cup fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
2 Tbsp. lime juice
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 - 1 tsp. salt
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. ground cayenne pepper

What you do:

Place all ingredients in a food processor and let it run until you have a nice soupy consistency. Let the soup chill in the fridge for an hour before serving.

* Discard the dark green ends of the onions and stop slicing before the white part.

Andrea Mattioni-Willis serves up a summer soup.