Creamy Carrot & Avocado Soup
This is absolutely delicious as a refreshing gazpacho but can be heated (just don’t boil the soup!) for a more warming dish as well. I prefer the soup at room temperature :) yummm!
Avocado & Carrot go together like a horse and carriage. Match made in culinary heaven! Since both veggies (yes, avocado is a fruit… I know ;) ) can be used in savory AND sweet dishes.. the possibilities when combining these two ingredients are endless! I’ve got a great sweet smoothie recipe, avocado-carrot cake, cookies.. you name it! Yup I think I’m obsessed! I’m definitely a “fat”-lover, so my obsession for avocado’s and nutbutters (see my previous post) isn’t a surprise for many ;) *love*.
Thank GOD an abundance of healthy fats in once diet whilst battling a Candida overgrowth can be very healing if you respond well to it… For me: so far, so good ;-) I don’t know what I would do without nutbutters, avocado’s or eggs… oh and pumpkin & carrots. I think I could live off of those ingredients for a year or so and be very content!
OK.. moving on to this recipe:
What you’ll need for 2 people:
- 3 cups carrot juice (freshly made is best of course, but I must admit, I buy my carrot juice… )
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 tbsp cold pressed walnut oil or hemp oil (only add this to the soup if you’re not gonna heat the soup – or at least not over 40 degrees C!)
- 1/4 or 1/2 red pepper
- 1/4 tsp turmeric (curcuma) powder
- 1/4 tsp coriander powder (optional)
- Sea salt to taste
For garnish use:
- 2 tbsp cilantro (coriander) leaves; chopped
- 2 tbsp spring onions; small rings
- 2 tbsp baby carrot; small dice
- Black pepper
Make or buy the carrot juice (just make sure it doesn’t contain any additives!) and place 2 cups in a high speed blender. Add the avocado, red pepper, turmeric, optional coriander powder and a pinch of sea salt. Blend for a minute until very well combined into a smooth creamy soup. Taste the soup for salt and add more sea salt if needed. Add the final cup of carrot juice if you want a thinner soup.
If you are serving the soup cold, now is the time to add the walnut or hemp oil. Blend again and poor into two bowls. Garnish with the diced baby carrot, chopped cilantro leaves, spring onion and a little black pepper.
If you want a more sustainable meal, add chopped walnuts and/or cubed goats cheese and/or shrimp. Serve with a slice of whole grain toast & butter… Enjoy!♥