Recipe: Chilled Cucumber Avocado Kefir Soup

This soup, alive with probiotics and enzymes from cultured dairy kefir, creates a lovely, cooling meal alongside something slightly filling like a thin-crust homemade pizza topped with summer vegetables.


  • 1½ lbs. cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 1 large avocado, peeled, seeded, and roughly chopped
  • ½ small red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup milk kefir
  • 1 handful of fresh cilantro, dill, or parsley
  • handful of fresh cilantro, dill, or parsley
  • Chopped radish, scallion, or cucumber to garnish


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until very smooth. Chill for a couple of hours before serving.
  2. Top with chopped radish, scallion, or cucumber and/or crumbled feta or goat cheese.
  3. Serve cold.

At A Glance

PREP: 2 hours
COOK: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 2 hours, 10 minutes
YIELD: Makes about 3 cups.
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