Chilled Cucumber, Avocado Soup with Roasted Shrimp

Raven Higheagle


Today if you go to a traditional Turkish families’ house for dinner, there is a big possibility that you will be served what we call cac?k. Cac?k is made by mixing yogurt and water with shredded (or cut into small cubes) cucumber, minced garlic, and salt and pepper. In most Turkish houses it is a staple.
This Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup with Roasted Shrimp recipe is like “cac?k on steroids”. All you do is put everything in a food processor, process for a couple of minutes, let it marinade for a couple of hours, and serve.


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Serves 8
1 Hr 15 Min
10 Min


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4 c
full fat greek yogurt
ripe avocados, halved and cut into cubes
1 c
half and half
hothouse (or regular) cucumber, unpeeled (or half peeled) cubed
1 c
red onion, chopped
6 clove
garlic, pressed through a garlic press
scallions, chopped both white and green parts
2/3 c
freshly squeezed lemon juice, (4-6 lemons)
4 tsp
coarse salt
1 tsp
black pepper
2 pinch
crushed red pepper
1 lb
jumbo shrimp, deveined and peeled – pat dried with paper towels
4 Tbsp
chopped fresh dill, and more for garnish

How to Make Chilled Cucumber, Avocado Soup with Roasted Shrimp


  • 1Place yogurt, avocado, half and half, cucumber, red onion, garlic, scallions, salt and black pepper in the bowl of a food processor.
  • 2Process until cucumbers are coarsely pureed. Taste for seasoning and add if necessary.
  • 3Transfer to a large bowl, cover it with stretch film, and marinate for at least an hour in the fridge.
  • 4In the mean time, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • 5Place shrimp onto a baking sheet in one layer.
  • 6Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle it with salt and pepper.
  • 7Roast for 5-7 minutes, making sure to turn once during cooking.
  • 8Cut shrimp diagonally into halves.
  • 9When ready to serve, ladle the chilled soup into bowls.
  • 10Top with a couple of shrimps, fresh dill, lemon slices, crushed red pepper, and sprinkle it with coarse sea salt.

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