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Avocado Soup with Salsa

No recipe image available.A superb, Southwestern-style cream of avocado soup served chilled topped with a spoonful of fresh salsa.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 avocados, peeled, pitted, chopped
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup half-and-half (light cream)
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/4 pound tomatillos, minced
1/4 cup minced onion
1/2 roasted red bell pepper, peeled, seeded and minced
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
1 jalapeño chile, seeded and minced
1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
1/8 teaspoon salt, to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a blender, combine avocado, chicken broth, half-and-half (light cream), lime juice, salt and hot pepper sauce. Blend until smooth, then refrigerate to chill thoroughly.
  2. Just prior to serving time, make salsa by combining tomatillos, onion, red bell pepper, garlic, jalapeño, cilantro, and salt to taste. Place a spoonful of salsa atop each serving of soup.

Makes 4 servings.