Chilled Lettuce, Avocado & Lemon Soup

This chilled soup is perfect for days when it’s so hot you don’t even want to turn on the cooker. It is also a sure way to get on your way to five a day!

10 mins (prep) | 0 mins (cooking)| 4 – 6 people


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 large or 2 small lettuces, cleaned and roughly chopped
  • 30g chives or 4 spring onions, roughly chopped
  • A large handful fresh sorrel and/or basil
  • 4-6 sprigs of fresh mint, leaves only
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • ½ veg or chicken stock cube
  • 500-750ml cold water
  • 1 lemon or lime
  • A swirl of crème fraîche, cream, mascarpone or natural yogurt (optional)

Step by step

  1. Halve your avocados. Scoop out the flesh. Discard the stone. Add to a food processor with the lettuce, chives/spring onions, fresh herbs, pepper and stock cube.
  2. Start blending. Slowly trickle the water in till the soup is as thick as you like.
  3. Add a grating of lemon/lime zest. Whip it through. Taste. Adjust flavours, adding more herbs, pepper or a little more stock cube, a little salt and/or a squeeze of lemon or lime, as needed.
  4. Finish with a swirl of something creamy, if you like. Serve cold.
  5. If taking to a picnic, chill for a good hour first. Pour into a clean flask, twist the lid on tightly and it’ll be cool when you arrive

Gorgeous with garlic croutons

This recipe is by Abel & Cole.  They’ve been delivering veg boxes to happy, healthy people for over 27 years.

It’s easy to eat healthily with a box full of brighter, lighter, fresher fruit & veg each week. Plus, you can add all the extra bits and bobs you need, like milk, bread, meat and much more. 

If you sign up for a weekly organic veg box this week you can get 25% off your 1st four seasonal boxes, plus a free veg box cookbook with your 1st delivery. Sound interesting? Go to and use the code SS15 at the checkout. And if you’ve got any questions, give Abel & Cole a call, they love a good veg chat.

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