I got a request for an avocado soup, so here is an avocado soup recipe I created while promoting the fruit (yes, it is not a vegetable). Tomorrow in my blog, I will be discussing all about avocados, they are actually a very healthy and versatile superfood. Enjoy!
Avocado Courgette (Zucchini) Soup
2 tablespoons olive oil 4 spring onions, chopped (green onions)
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 1 clove garlic, chopped
1 1/2 pint vegetable stock 8 ounces water
2 medium courgettes (zucchini), thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 medium avocado, peeled, stoned and chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon chopped red sweet pepper
Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add 2/3 of the spring onions and cook for 3 minutes; stir in the ginger and garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute more.
Add the stock, water, courgette, salt and pepper. Cover and cook for 10 minutes, until the courgette is very soft. Allow to cool slightly. Stir in the avocado.
Puree the soup with an immersion blend and heat through. Stir in the lemon juice. Garnish with the red pepper and remaining spring onions.
If zucchini is not your thing, you can omit the zucchini and add 1/2 cup of cream instead.