Chilled Asparagus Soup with Spinach & Avocado
4.43 from 7 votes

Chilled Asparagus Soup with Spinach and Avocado Recipe

A quick and easy no-cook soup you can serve right from the blender or well-chilled during the summer
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 119
Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 1 Kirby cucumber, peeled
  • 8 ounces asparagus, preferably pencil thin, tough ends trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 4 ounces baby spinach, washed and drained
  • 4 scallions, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 ripe firm avocado, halved lengthwise, pitted and peeled
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Halve cucumber lengthwise and cut one half into eight strips and the other half into 1/4-inch dice.
  • Puree the asparagus and 1/2 cup cold water in a blender until very smooth.
  • Add the spinach, scallions, cucumber strips, and another 1/2 cup water. Blend until completely smooth. Add the avocado, mint, and lemon juice and puree until smooth.
  • Add the remaining cup of water a little at a time, blending after each addition, until the soup reaches desired consistency.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • If desired, cover and chill the soup at least 30 minutes and up to 1 day.
  • When ready to serve, divide the soup among 4 bowls and garnish with diced cucumber and a mint sprig.

Recipe Notes

Kirby cucumbers are small, usually 6 inches long or less, with bumpy green skins and firm flesh. They are the most common variety of pickling cucumbers that are super crunchy and very mild tasting.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *3
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *3
Nutrition Facts
Chilled Asparagus Soup with Spinach and Avocado Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 /4th recipe)
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 64
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.1g11%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 6.4g26%
Protein 3.9g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chilled summer soup, cold asparagus soup, no cook soup