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California Avocado Spiked Corn Soup

California Avocado Spiked Corn Soup
Total time:

45 min

Prep time:

15 min

Cook time:

30 min

Comforting corn soup gets a kick from Fresh California Avocados, white pepper and cayenne pepper.

Yield: 1 Quart

ingredients

Serving Size: 4

1 Tbsp. canola oil
As needed Carrot threads*, as needed for garnish
As needed Cayenne pepper, to taste
3/4 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
1/3 cup coarsely shredded carrot
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice, or more to taste
As needed Freshly ground white pepper, to taste
1 medium onion, chopped
2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, peeled and seeded
As needed Salt, to taste
2 small celery stalks, diced
2 cups water
8 oz. yellow corn kernels

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Instructions

  1. Sauté onion, celery and carrot in oil until soft, about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in corn, thyme, water and a little salt; simmer 20 minutes.
  3. Coarsely puree mixture; return to pot.
  4. Stir in salt, white pepper and cayenne to taste.
  5. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice.
  6. Dice half of the avocados and stir into soup. Slice remaining avocado.
  7. Divide soup among warmed soup bowls. Garnish with avocado slices and carrot threads.

Serving Suggestions:
Stir in diced roast chicken or turkey for a main-meal entrée.

Beverage Pairings:
Try with a glass of Pinot Noir.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

To make carrot threads, pull a zester down a large carrot.

Nutrition information per serving

Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories 250; Total Fat 18 g (Sat 2 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 2 g, Mono 11 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 125 mg; Potassium 774 mg; Total Carbohydrates 25 g; Dietary Fiber 9 g; Total Sugars 5 g; Protein 4 g; Vitamin A 2077 IU; Vitamin C 19 mg; Calcium 38 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 113 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.4 g
% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 40%; Vitamin C 30%; Calcium 4%; Iron 6%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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