Chilled Cucumber Soup with Ramen, Asian Pear, and Avocado


This vibrant soup is flavored with ponzu, a citrus-based Japanese sauce that adds a salty tang. Many ponzu sauces are made with bonito (fish) flakes, so read the label carefully before choosing.

  • 4Servings


  • 2 English cucumbers, finely diced (4 cups), divided
  • 2 Asian pears, peeled, cored, and finely diced (2 cups), divided
  • 4 Tbs. ponzu marinade, such as Eden Foods, divided
  • 1 avocado, finely diced (1 cup)
  • 1 3-oz. pkg. plain ramen noodles


1 Blend 3 cups cucumber, 1 cup pear, and 2 Tbs. ponzu marinade in blender until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Refrigerate 30 minutes, or until chilled. 2 Combine remaining cucumber and pear with avocado and 1 Tbs. ponzu marinade in small bowl. Season with salt and pepper, if desired, and refrigerate until soup is chilled. 3 Cook noodles according to package directions. Rinse under cold water, and drain well. Toss with remaining 1 Tbs. ponzu marinade, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. 4 Ladle 1⁄2   cup cucumber soup into each of 4 bowls. Pile 1⁄3 cup cooked noodles into each bowl. Spoon 1⁄2 cup fruit-and-veggie mix over noodles. Garnish with freshly cracked pepper and coarse sea salt, if desired.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 198
  • Carbohydrate Content: 26 g
  • Fat Content: 9 g
  • Fiber Content: 7 g
  • Protein Content: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 3 g
  • Sodium Content: 103 mg
  • Sugar Content: 6 g