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


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)!


Head on over to Food52 for the recipe!



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Categories: Soups
Method: Blender
Dietary Preferences: Gluten Free, Raw, Soy Free, Vegan
Recipe Features: 30 Minute or Less, Quick & Easy

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  1. I really like your way of expressing the opinion and sharing the information. First of all I want to say fantastic blog! I had a quick question which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind. I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your head before writing.I have had trouble clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out there.I truly do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are lost simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or tips? Many thanks!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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. 😀

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

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