Sunday, 11 January 2015

Silky Smooth Avocado Soup

Avocado in guacamole - of course, avocado in chocolate mousse: sure! Avocado in....soup? Why had this not ocurred to me sooner, until I saw it in a book somewhere? Because you know what? It really works!
Using avocado gives the soup a silky smooth consistency, and you can throw in some leftover greens you have in your fridge such as bell pepper, half a head of lettuce, a handful of spinach, it'll work a treat. I made a few changes to the recipe I had at hand, and this is how it turned out *smiles*

Silky Smooth Avocado Soup
(Serves 2)

1 large, ripe avocado
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
1/2 head lettuce OR 1/2 cucumber, diced
1/2 green bell pepper, roughly chopped
Small sprig of mint (about 8 leaves)
500ml vegetable stock
Good, crusty bread to serve

- In a medium pot, start by heating up the onion, lettuce/cucumber and green bell pepper.

- Then, cut the avocado in half, take out the stone and remove the flesh. Chop up, and add to the casserole, swish around for about a minute before pouring over the stock. Simmer for about 10 minutes, before adding the mint. Take the soup off the heat and blend smooth.

- Add salt to taste (I didn't think it needed any), toast some bread, or serve this soup with crutons. It can be enjoyed either hot or cold!

Soup post-bread attack

The weather over the past week here in Glasgow has been well...less than sunny to say the least, the rain pouring down sometimes accompanied by sleet... It's a very mild Winter for sure, but I think I'd take snow over this if I'd had to choose. Perfect soup weather though, for sure!

I have just had a couple of days off, recuperating - seeing friends over lunch, went to a dinner at a colleague's (she and her flatmate makes badass pizza with roasted vegetables!) and reading a little. Today, it's back to work - bring it on! Whatever have you been up to over the weekend?

Recipe by yours truly,

- Jules


  1. That is a fabulous idea! Love the pretty color too :)

  2. Jeg er helt enig, dette er suuupergod! Jeg bruker avokado til å 'kreme' både varme og kalde supper, og det er genialt.
    Håper du har en fin dag Julie. Jeg er tilbake i hverdagen i Valdres- litt kjedelig men ganske godt også. Nå koser jeg meg med grønnkål chips og oppdaterer med blogger :)

    1. Som regel pleier jo folk og bruke poteter til og kreme suppen, men synes nesten dette var et supert alternativ :D

      Etter en god tur til storbyen trenger du sikkert litt restitusjon, eh? Grønnkålchips, duuuu - ikke frist meg sånn! Kos deg masse videre, så håper jeg du har en fin kveld. Det bildet du poste av Sidikou i forrige innlegg var bare helt nydelig, de vinter støvlene da! <3