Cold Avocado Soup: Sopa De Aguacate

Total Time:
2 hr 15 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
2 hr

Yield:
about 8 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 serrano chile, seeded and minced (wear rubber gloves)
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 2 cups cold chicken broth
  • 2 Mexican avocados (about 1 pound), pitted, peeled and chopped coarse
  • Kosher salt and white pepper
  • Garnish: 2 cups chopped, peeled seeded watermelon (optional)
Directions

In a blender, blend cilantro and serrano with 1/4 cup orange juice until mixture forms a smooth paste. Add remaining 3/4 cup orange juice, zest, tequila, broth and avocados and blend until smooth. Pour mixture through a coarse sieve into a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

Chill soup, covered, 2 hours, or until cold.

Serve topped with watermelon.


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