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.
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.