Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Sopa de Aguacate (Cold Avocado Soup)

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 2 hr 15 min
  • Yield: 8 cups
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2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander leaves

1 serrano chili, seeded and minced

1 cup fresh orange juice

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest

1/4 cup Tequila

2 cups cold chicken broth

2 California avocados (about 1 pound), pitted, peeled, and chopped coarse

White pepper to taste

For Garnish:

2 cups chopped peeled seeded watermelon


  1. In a blender blend coriander 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 and add white pepper and salt to taste. Chill soup, covered, 2 hours, or until cold.
  2. Serve soup topped with watermelon