From The Blender Girl – Tess Masters
This easy raw gazpacho is like liquid guacamole. This blend kicked me into a pleasure-induced coma and had me ready to coat-check my teeth. I’m now dreaming up a recipe for a taco in a glass. Hmmm…
Tweak the onion, lime juice, chile, and salt to taste. I serve this soup as a main meal with lots of veggie toppings. This way, it serves about 4 people. But, this blend is also sensational served in shot glasses for parties. A splash of tabasco is magic, too.
Just use avocados that are ripe with no bruising or brown spots to avoid avo flavor funk.
- 2 cups (240ml) filtered water
- 2 medium avocados, peeled and pitted
- 2 cups diced English cucumber
- 1 cup firmly packed fresh cilantro leaves (1 bunch)
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus more to taste
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion, plus more to taste
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic (2 cloves)
- 1 small green chile, ribbed and seeded, plus more to taste
- 1 1/4 teaspoons Celtic sea salt, plus more to taste
- Pinch of freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 medium avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions (white and green parts)
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
- Throw all of the soup ingredients (except the ice) into your blender and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and creamy.
- Tweak the lime juice, onion, chile, salt, and pepper to taste. Add the ice, and blast again on high for 10 to 20 seconds until chilled and smooth.
- Serve immediately topped with avocado, green onions, and cilantro.
Tess Masters is an actor, presenter, cook, lifestyle personality, and author of The Blender Girl, The Blender Girl Smoothies, The Perfect Blend, and creator of The Blender Girl Smoothies App with Random House. She shares her enthusiasm for healthy living with quick easy recipes you can whip up in a blender at theblendergirl.com. Her healthy fast food uses gluten-free, plant-based, whole food ingredients. With blending as her guiding metaphor in life, Tess combines varied ideas and concepts, notes and flavors, and philosophies and cultures to find her perfect blend for healthy and happiness, asking readers, “What’s Your Perfect Blend?”