What We’re Cooking: Avocado, Cucumber, + Mint Soup


A special thank you to Interlink Publishing Group Inc. and the Soup for Syria Team for contributing this recipe!

This week, we are sharing a delicious, summer-ready, chilled soup! The recipe is from one of our favorite cookbooks,Soup for Syria: Recipes to Celebrate our Shared Humanity,” which features recipes from many celebrity chefs such as Anthony Bourdain. All recipes were collected and photographed by Barbara Abdeni Massaad. If you’re looking for a delicious, easy-to-make, and humanitarian recipe, read below for Martyna Monaco’s Avocado, Cucumber, and Mint Soup (available on pg. 35).


Combine the avocado, cucumbers, parsley, mint, onion, lemon juice, and yogurt in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.

Gradually add water until you reach your desired consistency.

Season with salt and white pepper.

Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Garnish with cucumber slices, mint leaves, or croutons, if desired.

Avocado, Cucumber, and Mint Soup - Soup for Syria Cookbook - Interlink Publishing


Martyna Monaco was born in Naples, Italy and currently works for Slow Food Cremonese. Although she studied gastronomical science, her biggest passion has been studying food heritage, specifically from Mediterranean countries. Try more of her delicious recipes, like her Tomato Basil Soup, which is featured on the cover of ”Soup for Syria.”  



Barbara Abdeni Massaad was so motivated by the Syrian refugee crisis and inspired to support that she went around the world collecting recipes and taking photographs to put together this beautiful cookbook. According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, more than 5.6 million refugees have fled to Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, and Iraq since 2011. The cookbook helps supports refugees through the profits made by the sales of the cookbook to help fund food relief efforts. This is done by donating money through various nonprofit organizations.

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