>> Tuesday, July 12, 2011
When I think "soup," I don't exactly think "filling." Stew? Yes. Chili? Tremendously. But soup? Most definitely not. Cold soups, in my experience, have even less stick-to-your-ribs staying-power. And where is all this discussion leading us?
Well, I made something that challenged my preconceived notions.
First, note that this recipe is not my own. It comes from the Sundays at Moosewood cookbook (a read I highly recommend, along with these books that are on our kitchen shelf). However, it's a variation on their recipe that makes it vegan and even more delicious, if I do say so myself.
CURRIED COCONUT-AVOCADO SOUP
What you'll need . . .
- 1 large (medium-ripe) Haas avocado
- 1-1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
- 1 cup light coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
Method . . .
- Scoop the flesh from the avocado into a blender. Add the vegetable broth and blend until well incorporated. (It may help to chop the avocado a bit first.)
- Add in the coconut milk and curry powder. Blend again until smooth.
- If you'd like a slightly thinner soup, add some more coconut milk.
- Serve with banana naan for dunking.
Like I said, this soup is as filling as it is satisfying in the flavor department. Even at 20 weeks pregnant, I found it difficult to finish my portion (the recipe above makes two bowls).
The texture is incredibly smooth. Not unlike an avocado green smoothie, but different in a savory way. If you'd like to stick with the more original recipe, you can use heavy cream.
And -- seriously -- don't forget to get some banana naan in there. Between dunking and slurping, I hardly used my spoon!
What's your favorite soup? With the temps in the mid-90s today, I can't really think about eating anything warm. So, I guess this question is strange. If you know of any other great, filling chilled varieties, we'd love to hear 'em! Just leave a comment or email us at neverhomemaker [at] gmail [dot] com.
Speaking of chilled. Stephen's most recent beer creation is on tap. Too bad I can't enjoy it! Oh, well. Being pregnant definitely has its perks, too . . .
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