The New Veganism: Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup with Mango Salsa

by Gena on August 22, 2013

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Photos courtesy of James Ransom for Food52.

If you’re not busy blending up dreamy glasses of frozen watermelon and mint today (and who could blame you if you were), then feast your eyes on a bowl of chilled cucumber and avocado soup with fresh, sweet mango salsa. In today’s New Veganism column for Food52, I’m sharing my adoration of blended salads (or green soups, or whatever you’d like to call them). And what better way to share then with a cool, delicate cucumber and avocado soup, topped with bold little pillow of mango salsa?

For the salsa alone, this recipe is worth it. But the soup and garnish together are a really delightful marriage of smooth, cooling, creamy, crispy, and sweet. I hope you enjoy this one while warm weather still lingers (or, if it’s not warm by you, whenever the warm temperatures arrive)!

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Head on over to Food52 for the recipe!

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Christina @ The Beautiful Balance August 22, 2013 at 6:06 pm

YUM! I need this in my life because it is 115 today and I can’t even think about heating up my kitchen to cook!

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Gena August 23, 2013 at 5:51 am

Oof! Perfect timing, then :-)

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Aileen August 22, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Yum! This looks really refreshing and healthy as well. It’s something I’d like to dig my spoon into. :-)

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Skye August 23, 2013 at 9:26 am

I can’t stand raw zucchini, which is in many green soup recipes, so I’m excited to see this cucumber variation! So fresh and summery looking with the salsa.

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marcy August 23, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Gena, I appreciate and love your posts. Referencing another comment – You don’t have to “label” this as a meal or starter – it is whatever you want it to be so just enjoy it and if you need more food then eat more!

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Patricia August 23, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Seconded!

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Janet Sarandon August 24, 2013 at 4:23 am

Yummy! That green soup looks so delicious. I can’t wait to try it. It looks so easy to do and very healthy. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :-D

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Sam August 24, 2013 at 9:37 am

I checked out the recipe. It has all my favorite things! I like cucumbers but I don’t think I’ve ever tried it in a soup! I like the alternatives mentioned in the recipe it seems like those will work well too.

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Lara August 25, 2013 at 1:20 am

Wow. This is perfect. Just what I was looking for so thanks so much. Can’t wait!

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Farney Chiropractic Blog August 25, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Great recipe! We love chilled soups, and shared this with our patients. Thanks so much for sharing.

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hannah August 27, 2013 at 8:46 pm

O Gena this combo was absolutely delcious!

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Molly August 30, 2013 at 3:54 pm

I can’t wait to make this, Gena! I’m moving apartments this weekend, and one of my new roommates has a dehydrator AND a Vitamix! I’m in vegan heaven!

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Catalin Manea September 9, 2013 at 5:35 pm

I love avocado! Thanks for sharing this. Soup looks delicious in the picture even if I’ve never had green soup before..

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