This easy avocado soup is so simple you might not believe it. It’s five ingredients plus water! One of the ingredients is salt. And did I mention there is no cooking involved? It doesn’t get any simpler than that. Of course there are a lot of incredible topping options we suggest, but the soup is so creamy and delicious on its own you might decide to go with it plain and simple.
The color of this soup is just incredible, as you can see. It just screams springtime and freshness. I think it looks so fresh you don’t expect the blast of flavor when you take that first bite. Besides the avocado itself, the majority of the flavor comes from the vegetable broth. We are huge fans of Pacific Natural Foods Organic Vegetable Broth. From the moment you open up the container, the aroma is just amazing. And we love the complex vegetable flavors you can taste in this broth–it’s almost as good as homemade. And this company offers these adorable 8 ounce sized packages that are convenient for recipes like this one that require smaller amounts of broth so you don’t end up with a ton of extra broth that might go unused. Brilliant!
All this talk about a fresh, spring soup just reminds me of how grateful I am for the warmer weather and for the gorgeous plants and flowers blooming all around the city of Atlanta. We’ve been working on our own yard for the past 2 years since we bought our place and it’s come a super long way. I’m so grateful for the way that Josh keeps us on track with all the planting and landscaping with his Operation: Curb Appeal. I know our neighbors appreciate it too.
The aspect of yard work I get most excited about is definitely the edible part. I live for the summer, when we can pick tomatoes from our backyard. And fresh herbs? Don’t even get me started. So far, our cilantro has been the leader in the herb race. Look how tall it is! Our cilantro was a much appreciated topping for this soup.
Speaking of toppings…and back to the soup. When it comes to toppings you can put them on top, or if you’re feeling fancy and restaurant-y you can start the toppings out dry in the bowl and pour the soup on top of the toppings. So they’re like…bottomings, I guess. The toppings in the bowl first is super fun, I must say.
We hope that you find this soup refreshing and a great alternative to cooking warm soups that make your kitchen blazing hot. Josh and I had an argument–no, a conversation–about why most people don’t like to eat soup in the warmer months, and seriously, it comes down to the fact that we can’t handle the heat! So try this soup and cool off a bit. And don’t forget to let us know what your favorite toppings are!
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 1 tablespoon lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 2 tablespoons plain yogurt (or sour cream)
- 1 teaspoon salt, more to taste
- 1.5 cups water
SUGGESTED TASTY TOPPINGS...
Red Bell Pepper, diced
- Sweet corn, freshly cut off the cob
- Jalapeno peppers, sliced
- Bacon, cooked and crumbled
- Crumbly cheese, such as Cotija
- Using a food processor, blend the avocado, vegetable broth, lime juice, yogurt and salt until creamy and incorporated.
- With the food processor going, now add 1.5 cups of water. If you prefer a thinner soup, keep adding water until it is the right consistency for you.
- Add any toppings to the bottom of your bowls, then slowly pour in the soup around the toppings.