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!



  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

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

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

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

    Quintessentially me

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

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