Cancer Nutrition Consortium

Cool Avocado and Cucumber Soup

Cucumbers contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinola--these plant compounds are found to be great for your health. Avocado is also exceedingly good for you, with its healthy fats and high concentrations of carotenoids.

Takes . Serves 6.


  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 lbs Cucumber
  • 2 Avocados Ripe
  • 3 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 pinch Kosher Salt
  • 1 pinch Cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Mint Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Cilantro Chopped


  1. Pour 1 cup of water into blender.
  2. Add cucumbers, avocados, lime juice, salt and cayenne.
  3. Blend until smooth, gradually adding water until you reach the desired consistency.
  4. Chill for a least two hours.
  5. Stir in mint and cilantro just before serving.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 110

Total Fat: 7.5g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Sodium: 80mg

Potassium: 240mg

Total Carbohydrate: 10g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Protein: 3g

Posted on: February 10, 2015

By: Chef Tracey Taylor

The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

Tracey is a sous chef at Johns Hopkins Hospital.