I think lots of people assume avocado is only good for salads, but apparently avocado is good for soups as well.
Using avocado for soups is, apparently, very common in Latin America since avocado is their staple.
I got this recipe from a website and I did some changes to my kitchen’s capabilities. Here is the recipe:
2 ripe avocados
2 cups water
1/2 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 teaspoons lime juice
1/8 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon cumin
parsley or cilantro for garnish
salt and pepper to taste
1) Heat pot over medium-high heat. Heat butter and cook onion until soften.
3) Add water, avocado and lime juice into pot and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and cook for about 5 minutes.
4) Put mixture in the blender. Blend until smooth.
5) Pour blended mixture back to pot and add milk, cumin, salt and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil. Serve in a bowl and garnish with parsley or cilantro.
Wow! This soup is surprising delicious. I tasted a bit of heat from cumin and a bit of citrus from the lime. In addition, there is a creamy aftertaste from the avocado.
Please do not omit the cumin because it did help elevate the flavour of the soup. I also thought the milk elevated the creamy texture, making the soup tasted more sophisticated.
If you like avocado and you want to use avocado for anything other than guacamole and salads, this is a perfect recipe for you!