Recipe is adapted from The Hot Flash Cookbook by Cathy Luchetti.
2 cucumbers, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
1 large ripe mango, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
4 whole green onions, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 c. minced fresh parsley
1 T. minced fresh cilantro
1 large ripe avocado
juice of 2 limes (4 - 6 T.)
1 c. cold water
1/2 - 1 T. salt (to taste)
2 T. olive oil
1 T. sugar
Prepare first six ingredients (cucumbers through cilantro) and place in large bowl. In separate bowl, smush up the avocado with the lime juice.
Add avocado to the mango mixture; add rest of ingredients and stir together. Working in batches, place a cup or two of the mixture in blender and blend away, to desired chunkiness. Proceed until the whole batch is blended.
(Optional: You can add 1 T. minced fresh basil, if you have it -- I didn't.)
Cover and refrigerate at least an hour to allow flavors to blend. Serve cold. Serves 4 - 6.
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