Many years ago, during a summer in New York, I was introduced to cold soups. Yes, with the popular tomato-based Gazpacho Soup. I will admit, it look me awhile to get used too – cold soup – but now I actually look forward to it in the warmer months when Summer comes around.
Today, wanting to try something that my (almost 3-year-old) could help me with I came up with a Chilled Avocado Soup. You can tell from his face in the photo below how much he LOVED being involved. I mean, when I turned that blender on it was priceless. Of course, he wasn’t interested in helping with the dishes…. But that is a whole other story!
This soup takes minimal down time as there is no cooking involved. It is more like a smoothie kind of vibe – you put everything in the blender and press blend. Genius right? And, not just that, this soup just doesn’t have to be soup. What I actually found after making it (and you can see from the photos it was a lot of soup) is that it is also perfect as a dip, and as a topping to foods like Veggie Burgers.
WHAT YOU NEED
- 2 ripe Avocados
- 2 cups of Coconut Milk (I used So Delicious)
- 1/2 cup of nuts (I used walnuts as it was all I had BUT I think Macadamia or Pine Nuts will be tasty too)
- 1/3 cup of the herb dill and a little extra for the garnish
- 1/2 cup of diced red onion
- 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar
- 1 cup of water
- Salt and Pepper to taste
** Please Note – In the Ingredient photo at top I also have lime. I tried some with lime and it did not work! I do not suggest you add lime.
WHAT TO DO
- Halve the avocados and take out the pips
- If you feel like it, Be A Hero, and re-grow an avocado tree, from the pip, by following these instructions
- Scoop out Avocado and place in the blender with all the other ingredients (bar the Lime)
- Hit Puree and let it go till everything is well blended
- Transfer to fridge for at least an hour
- Serve and Garnish as you see fit
FUN FACT — An avocado fruit is the same size as a baby in its mother’s womb at 4 months along. I bet you didn’t know that one!!
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