Avocado-Spinach Soup

Fresh spinach and ripe avocado combine with simple flavors like onion, garlic and lemon to make a creamy, delicious soup that can be served either chilled or warm. Great as a first course, or serve with a salad for lunch or dinner.

Avocado-Spinach Soup
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  • Ingredients:
  • 2 ripe Hass avocados, pitted, peeled and sliced
  • 10 ounces fresh spinach
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, very finely chopped
  • 3-1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half (or light cream)
  • 4 scallions, finely chopped

Preparation:
Melt the butter in a 4 quart saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until soft and fragrant, 2 minutes. Add the spinach, toss to combine and season with salt and pepper.

Continue cooking the spinach until completely wilted, then add the chicken broth and avocado and bring to a simmer. Stir in the lemon juice and more salt and pepper if desired. Cover, reduce the heat to medium low and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from the heat and stir in the half-and-half. Using a hand-held or conventional blender, purée the soup, taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.

To serve, ladle into bowls and garnish with the chopped scallions.

Makes about 5 cups (4 first course or 2 dinner servings)

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This is just sweet and tangy, I know not of anything like this. If it's green and nutritious then it deserves to be on my cooking table and all over my kitchen. I am a bit of a avo and love spinach. These recipes are worth trying ...

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