Avocado in soup may sound a bit strange, perhaps not to those of you who have been tucking into trendy smoothies made with the Avocados - anyway think Mexican guacamole flavours! This is not a steaming bowl of soup and nor is it a cold soup, its warm, barely warm in fact as it is flashed under the grill for the cheese to melt and then served up immediately. No waiting around.
I have actually made this Creamy Avocado Soup twice in last two weeks. Once with soured cream and the second time with coconut cream left over from Christmas and Boxing Day
I wanted to serve it with some fancy blue maize tortilla chips, but D had a few days back opened a packet of Doritos that I found tucked away in the bread bin, so I used them. I am sharing this with Creamy Avocado Soup with Tortilla Cheese Topping with Eat Your Greens challenge that I co-host with The VegHog; Soups, Salads and Sammies hosted by Kahakai Kitchen; Elizabeths's Kitchen for No Waste Food Challenge; as the tortillas were beginning to soften and crisped up within moments under the grill and No Croutons Required hosted by Tinned Tomatoes and Lisas Kitchen.
Avocado Soup with Tortilla Cheese Topping
Vegan alternative offered*
Serves 2 - 4 depending on the size of your bowl and your appetite
Juice of 1 lime
100ml soured cream or *coconut cream (the creamy part from a can of coconut)
1 red onion, minced
1 tomato, diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon jalapeno from a jar, mince
Salt and pepper to taste
100ml - 200ml hot vegetable stock
For the Tortilla cheese topping
50g corn tortilla chips,
50g cheddar cheese or *vegan alternative
1 tablespoon coriander, minced or 2 spring onions or chives, chopped
Preheat the grille to the highest setting.
Scoop out the avocado flesh and mash it with the lime juice.
Then stir in the soured cream or coconut cream, along with the onion tomato, garlic, jalapeno and seasoning.
Carefully stir in the hot stock until well combined.
Distribute between 2 - 3 bowls and transfer these to a tray.
Scatter the tortilla chips along with the cheese.
Place under the grille until the cheese has melted.
Garnish with herbs.
Adapted from Celia Brooks Entertaining Vegetarians
Other Avocado Soup Recipes
Colombian Creamy Avocado Soup aka Crema de Aguacate by Colombian Recipes
Cream of Jalapeno and Avocado Soup by Hell's Backbone Farm
Avocado Soup from Green Kitchen Stories