Chilled Avocado, Citrus and Mint Soups


“Variations on a Theme” is a famous piece by Bach (trust me, you’d recognize it) and inspired by that I made not one but two chilled avocado soups, drawing on the abundance of citrus here in the Ojai Valley.

Initially, I was going to only make one soup, avocado, orange and mint. The recipes that I saw called for yogurt and after completing that soup, it was a bit too creamy for me. So I decided to experiment and make another without the yogurt, hence soup number two, avocado, grapefruit and mint.

They’re equally delicious and I decided to share both!

Chilled Avocado, Orange and Mint Soup

Juice of 3 oranges (or 1 cup juice)
Pulp of 2 avocados
Cup plain yogurt (or greek style to make it really creamy)
1/3 cup of water
Juice of 1 lime
3 tablespoons mint, mashed with a spoon to release flavor
Pinch of salt

Blend all ingredients in a blender. Adjust for taste. Chill at least 1 hour and serve with extra slivered mint and dash of tabasco if desired.

Chilled Avocado, Grapefruit and Mint Soup

Juice of 2 grapefruits (very fresh or their bitterness will ruin the soup)
Pulp of 2 avocados
Juice of 1 lime
Pinch of salt
3 tablespoons mint, mashed with spoon to release flavor

Blend all ingredients in a blender. Adjust for taste. Chill at least 1 hour and serve with extra slivered mint and dash of tabasco if desired.

Hugs!

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