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California Avocado Poblano Soup

No recipe image available.Avocados, poblano chile pepper and yellow bell peppers team-up to give this soup its color and flavor.

Recipe Ingredients:

Garnish:
1 tablespoon finely diced tomato
1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onion
1 teaspoon lime juice

Soup:
2 avocados, (about 1 pound) peeled, seeded and diced
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 1/2 cups chopped white onion
1 1/4 cups chopped yellow bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped poblano chile pepper, (see note on handling chile peppers)
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 quart water or chicken stock
1 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chile powder
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
6 cilantro sprigs
2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. For the garnish: Mix tomato, green onion, 1 teaspoon lime juice, and a large pinch of salt; reserve.
  2. To make soup: Mix diced avocados with lime juice; reserve. Sauté onion, peppers, and garlic in oil over high heat until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Deglaze pan with wine; reduce by half. Add water or stock, salt, cumin, chile powder and pepper.
    Simmer, covered, 1 hour.
  3. Purée mixture with reserved avocado mixture and cilantro sprigs; thin to desired consistency with additional water or stock. Add additional salt, if necessary.
  4. Serve hot soup garnished with 1 teaspoon cheese, 1 teaspoon reserved Garnish, and a few broken tortilla chips.

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of California Avocados.