This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados from Mexico. All opinions are 100% mine.
If you read this blog regularly, you know that I have a tendency to get obsessed with certain foods. A particular flavor will appeal to me for a time and I will think about it constantly, dreaming up ever more creative ways to use it. Oftentimes, that obsession will run its course and I will move on to other flavors and foods. But there are some foods that I adore so much, they never fade from my mind. Peanut butter for one. And chocolate. And avocados. Yes, I am serious. I love avocados that much. I could eat them morning, noon and night, and in multiple ways. I love them on salads and chilis and I love them spooned straight from the skin. I love them mashed up as guacamole, which I can also eat straight with a spoon. And lately, I’ve been adding them to my morning omelet with brie cheese. I know it sounds like a bit of an odd combination, but trust me, it’s fantastic!
In my opinion, one of the best recipes that I developed for this blog is my Chilled Guacamole Soup. It was very popular and was picked up by a number of other blogs and websites. In honor of the I LOVE AVOCADOS campaign for Avocados from Mexico , I am going republish the recipe in this post so you don’t need to go digging it up. It’s a wonderful take on the traditional guacamole and it makes a fantastic starter to any meal!
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Chilled Guacamole Soup
2 ½ cups low-sodium chicken broth, divided
2 avocados, peeled and pitted
2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and coarsely chopped
¼ cup red onion, chopped
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
¼ tsp cayenne
¼ cup whipping cream
2 tbsp sour cream
6 tbsp cheddar cheese, shredded
In a food processor combine 1 cup of chicken broth with avocados, garlic, jalapeno, lime juice and cilantro. Puree until smooth. Add remaining 1 ½ cups broth, salt, pepper and cayenne and blend. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and stir in whipping cream. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour and up to 12 hours.
Divide soup among 6 bowls. In the center of each bowl, dollop 1 tsp (5 mL) of sour cream. Sprinkle each with 1 tbsp shredded cheese.
Serves 6 (1/2 cup servings). Each serving has a total of 7g of carbs and 2g of fiber.