Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Avocado Summer Soup

This recipe is perfect for sunny spring or summer day. It is light, low in calorie and will leave you guilt free. I made this on the first day of May and the response to the soup was speechless and only yummy noises. Each serving only has 200 calories! I hope you like this soup as much as my family did.

Avocado Summer Soup
2 tbsp. of unsalted butter
2 medium white potatoes
3 leaks
1 large avocado (or 2 small ones)
3 cups of vegetable stock
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. salt
toasted whole wheat bread with butter (optional)

1. Melt 2 tbsp. of unsalted butter in a pan.
2. Add 2 medium cubed white potatoes and 3 sticks on trimmed and chopped leaks.
3. Cook for about 5 minutes or until softened.
4. Add 3 cups of vegetable broth and bring to boil- then turned flame down and allow it to simmer for 20 minutes
5. Puree it
6. Allow it to cool (about 20 minutes)
7. Peel the 1 avocado and lightly mash it leaving some chunks in it- Add to soup and stir well
8. Add 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, 1/4 tsp. onion powder, 1/2 tsp. salt- Stir well
9. Reheat for 5 minutes (best served at room temp). garnish with cilantro
 *Best when served with toast bread and butter

Enjoy!! (Serves 4)

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