Avocado Soup, made with a simmered corn broth is served chilled. So good and so refreshing and so easy to make! It’s the perfect summer fare!
(This is an updated post from 2012.)
I’m feeling lazy today. It is gray outside and though it is not raining, it feels like a rainy day.
90 degrees has disappeared and now it feels like 70. Usually this tempts me into baking cookies but my refrigerator is broken and I’m too disoriented to bake.
The refrigerator repairman comes tonight and I am praying it is repairable as I really would hate to buy a new one.
My neighbor friend came for dinner so I could practice my cooking skills. This is no joke.
Not cooking regularly seems to always throw off my timing or my concentration or even my taste buds.
Plus cooking for someone gives me something to look forward to. And it also gives me leftovers so I can eat for the next few days.
Not to long ago I had dinner with a friend and we were served a chilled soup.
We both agreed that chilled soups were not our fave.
Then the Brazilian cucumber soup was served that came with our entrees. It was so good we licked the bowl clean.
That led me to try the above avocado soup as it had many of my favorite ingredients like corn and avocado and garlic.
Needless to say, I think I am now a fan of cold soups. At least until I meet one I don’t like!
It was a relaxing night with a soft breeze that soothed us during dinner.
Or maybe it was the taste of summer; a summer that is quickly coming to an end.
Soon I’ll be heading to South Africa where it is winter. Maybe I am just trying to hang on a bit longer to my favorite summer foods or maybe to the delicious summer nights.
In any case, we had a peaceful evening with talking and eating and stars to fill our soul.
Enjoy this cold avocado soup. You would never guess that it contains not a drop of cream, well, except as a garnish.
It has two of my very favorite ingredients-avocado and corn.
How To Make Avocado Soup with Corn
Begin by simmering the corn, the cobs and water with onion, water and salt.
Simmer for about 20 minutes to extract all that corn flavor.
Once the broth has cooled, puree it with some more onion, and a chile for a little bit of heat.
Now strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve and discard the solids.
Honestly though I used all that corn on a quesadilla!
Once you have a nice corn broth add in one avocado and blend again with 3 Tablespoons of lime juice.
Chill with plastic wrap placed on the surface of the soup, while you make the simple cilantro oil.
Garnish with the cilantro oil and a bit of sour cream or crema.
Doesn’t get much better than avocado corn soup!
It makes the perfect summer meal served with a salad. Keep it simple!
When this simple chilled soup is served, it truly takes the breath away. (Too bad these are very old photos, but now since summer 2022 is here, I really must make this again!)
Silky and refreshing and green… Oh, this avocado corn soup is so pretty. And perfect for a stunning summer evening.
Need a Few More?
This Chilled Avocado Soup with corn broth is refreshing and savory and totally a perfect summed dinner. That is if you like corn and avocados! Personally I couldn’t live without both!
2 ears of shucked corn
4 c water
1 1/4 c chopped white onion
1 smashed garlic clove (I say make it a big one)
1 serrano chile, stemmed, but not seeded, chopped
2 firm, but ripe Haas avocados
3 T fresh lime juice
1/4 c crema (Mexican sour cream) or sour cream
1 c coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 c olive oil
1/2 t salt
Cut kernels from cob. Save cobs for broth, but cut in half.
Combine kernels, cobs, 4 c water, ½ c onions, garlic and salt in pot. Bring to a boil and boil until liquid is reduced by a cup. This takes about 20 minutes. Cool broth and discard cob.
Puree mixture with remaining onions and chile in a blender but I don’t have one, so I use an immersion blender. Works great! Pour mixture through a fine mesh sieve placed over a large bowl. Press hard on solids to extract all broth.
Now halve, pit and peel one avocado. Along with the lime juice, add to blender or use your immersion blender and puree until smooth. This is like magic.
Cover with plastic wrap placed directly on the surface of the soup. Chill.
NOW! Make your cilantro oil. so that this beautiful soup will have a tasty garnish.
Combine cilantro, oil and salt in a large mixing cup. Using your favorite blender, puree this well. Now take this mixture and put through a fine mesh sieve which is place over another smaller cup and let it drain. Don’t press on it, but feel free to give it some good stirs to extract the oil. It is sooo good.
To assemble your soup:
Cut remaining avocado into pretty slices or using a melon baller make pretty little balls.
Ladle soup into a bowl. Place pretty avocado balls or slices on top.
Drizzle with cilantro oil and a dollop of crema.
Adapted from Gourmet
*Does not include chilling time
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