Low-Carb Chilled Cucumber Soup

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Summer's abundance of cucumbers calls for a bowl of refreshing chilled cucumber soup!

This low-carb soup is packed full of flavour from garlic, limes, fresh basil and spring onions. For a boost of healthy fats, I added avocados and extra virgin olive oil.

There are rarely any leftover cucumbers in my house because I make Greek Salad almost every other day. But when you make a shopping mistake and accidentally order twenty cucumbers instead of just two (true story), you really don't want to waste them. And that's how I ended up making several batches of this Low-Carb Cucumber Lime Cooler and a few jars of Easy Refrigerator Pickles - plenty to serve with bunless burgers!

You can either use fresh gherkins (small cucumbers) or regular cucumbers. I prefer gherkins because they are more flavourful and still in season. Serve as an appetiser or light dinner. Enjoy!

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Nutritional values (per serving, 1 1/4 cups/ 300 ml)

4.6 grams 4.9 grams 2.4 grams 25.7 grams 3.6 grams 266 calories
Total Carbs9.5grams
Fiber4.9grams
Net Carbs4.6grams
Protein2.4grams
Fat25.7grams
of which Saturated3.6grams
Calories266kcal
Magnesium41mg (10% RDA)
Potassium518mg (26% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (7%), protein (4%), fat (89%)

Ingredients (makes 6 servings)

  • 800 g fresh gherkins or 3 large cucumbers (1.76 lb)
  • 2 medium avocados (300 g/ 10.6 oz)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large spring onions, roughly chopped (50 g/ 1.8 oz)
  • bunch of fresh basil (28 g/ 1 oz)
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice or lemon juice (45 ml)
  • 2 cups water, vegetable stock or chicken stock (480 ml/ 16 fl oz)
  • 3/4 tsp tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided (120 ml/ 4 fl oz)
  • 1 medium cucumber, thinly sliced (200 g/ 7.1 oz)
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Instructions

  1. Roughly chop the cucumbers. Halve the avocados, remove the seeds and peel. Peel and mince the garlic and roughly chop the spring onins. Although you will blend the ingredients, it's better to mince the garlic. Low-Carb Chilled Cucumber Soup
  2. Place the cucumbers and water into a blender. Low-Carb Chilled Cucumber Soup
  3. Add the avocados, onions, garlic, basil, lime juice, salt and pepper. Add the olive oil. Optionally, you can reserve a few basil leaves and 3 tablespoons of olive oil for topping. Low-Carb Chilled Cucumber Soup
  4. Process until smooth and creamy. Pour into a sauce pan or a container that can fit in the fridge and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
  5. When ready to serve, thinly slice the remaining cucumber. You can use a knife or a slicing blade in your food processor. Low-Carb Chilled Cucumber Soup
  6. To serve, pour into serving plates and top with the sliced cucumber. Optionally, drizzle with more olive oil, garnish with fresh basil and season with salt and pepper. Low-Carb Chilled Cucumber Soup
  7. To store, keep refrigerated (without the topping) for up to 5 days. Low-Carb Chilled Cucumber Soup
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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