Beneath its leathery skin, the avocado is bursting with healthy nutrients. These fruits are made up of 85% fat, but it is healthy monounsaturated fat (the kind that is good for your heart), rather than polyunsaturated fats or trans-fat.
A one-cup serving of avocado contains almost 40% of your daily recommended allowance for both dietary fiber and vitamin K – they are also a good source of vitamin C and folate. In addition to these benefits, avocados have also been shown to have anti-inflammatory benefits.
In this recipe, you will receive all of the health benefits listed above in addition to the creamy, delicious taste of avocado. Lightly seasoned to preserve the avocado’s natural flavor, this recipe is simple to prepare and heavenly to enjoy.
Paleo Cream of Avocado Soup
Course: Lunch or Dinner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6
2 ripe avocado, pitted and diced
2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. minced garlic
1 ½ cups diced onion
1 cup diced celery
3 cups organic chicken stock, divided
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
Salt and pepper to taste
Paprika and extra avocado to garnish
1. Toss the diced avocado with the lime juice in a small bowl. Set aside.
2. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
3. Stir in the onion and celery and cook for 5 minutes until the onions are just translucent.
4. Add 2 cups chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
5. Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
6. Blend the avocado and lime juice in a blender until smooth. Add the remaining chicken broth and blend smooth.
7. Pour in the coconut milk and half the cooked soup then blend the mixture until smooth and creamy. Blend in the remaining soup.
8. Season with salt and pepper to taste then garnish with a sprinkle of paprika and a teaspoon or so of diced avocado to serve.
Cooking Tip: This cream of avocado soup can be served either hot or cold. If you are looking for a refreshing recipe to enjoy on a hot day, chill this soup for a few hours (up to overnight) and serve it garnished with diced tomatoes and avocado. To dress up the hot soup, drizzle in a little coconut milk and sprinkle with paprika just before serving. If you want to include recipes like this in your own custom paleo meal plan then start your free trial of PrimalPal.