I know that EXPERTS that be, will tell you that avocados and guacamole aren’t a food group. But, I’m here to tell you….in my house they are, and they are my favorite. If I were left on an island, and the only thing I had to eat were one thing of my choosing….it would be avocados. So, do you think I like them just a little? Yes, and this guacamole soup, falls right into that beloved category. YUM YUM! This soup is the absolute perfect paring to my Chicken and Quinoa Salad from last week.
This is a rich, savory soup, that can be left chunky, like we did, or you can puree it and make it more creamy.
1 Tablespoon cooking oil
1 Tablespoon butter or margarine
1 Cup chopped red onion
6 Cloves garlic, minced
3 Medium avocados, halved, seeded, peeled and mashed (1 3/4 Cup)
1 – 14.5 Ounce can chicken broth or vegetable broth
1 1/2 Cups whipping cream
1 Cup bottled salsa
2 Tablespoons of lime juice
2 Tablespoons of lemon juice
1/3 to 1 Tablespoon ground cumin (the recipe I used, calls for 1 Tablespoon. This is too much for my family’s taste, so I recommend that you experiment just a bit with this.)
The whipping cream, adds such a wonderfully richness to this soup!
- In a 3-quart saucepan heat oil and butter over medium heat; add onion and garlic. Cook and stir onion and garlic about five minutes or until tender.
- Stir in avocados, broth, whipping cream, salsa, lime juice, lemon juice, and cumin.
- Heat through.
Ladle into bowls, mugs or dish of your liking and garnish with assorted toppings.
Chopped red or yellow tomatoes
Cilantro leaves (Shown)
These are just a few suggestions…I bet there are a ton of things you could use that would be pretty!
So, are avocados one of your favorite food groups? Let’s see if we can’t get it changed to one that the “so called” experts recognize! lol