Soup may not be a food you generally crave in the summer, but that will change when you try this chilled avocado soup. Served cold instead of hot like most soups, this tasty dish is sure to please your palate on the hot days of the summer months. Best of all, it is easy to prepare so you aren’t wasting time in the kitchen on those beautiful days you want to spend outside with your loved ones.
The first step, as with any recipe, is to gather your ingredients. The great thing about this recipe is it is very versatile, and can be made to please all types of eaters. In its simplest form, it is a vegan dish, but you can make some easy additions to please more carnivorous palates as well! The basic ingredients you will need are the following ones: three avocados, three cups of vegetable broth, three tablespoons of lime juice, one third of a cup of fresh cilantro, one teaspoon of cumin, one teaspoon of salt, and one fourth of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper.
Another great thing about this recipe is that it is easy to make substitutions if you don’t have the ingredients listed above. For instance, you could substitute chicken broth or bouillon mixed with water if you don’t have vegetable broth. Lemon juice can be used in place of lime, and spices can be adjusted to match your personal taste preferences, dietary needs, and what you have on hand.
To make this simple soup, all you need to do is throw everything in a blender or food processor. Blend it until it is smooth, and then put it in the fridge. Chill it for at least two hours before serving. A couple garnishes you might consider are tortilla chips and chopped bacon, or you can come up with one of your own!