It’s May, and temperatures are rising. Summer is approaching. May is my favorite month of the year, because the weather is just so great, everything is beautiful, and well, yes, there’s a selfish reason too, it’s my birthday month 😉
Some mornings still feel a little chilly, but during the day it is pretty warm over here in the beautiful Baja peninsula in Mexico, and for such warm days it is OK not to spend much time cooking and make a cold, refreshing meal, perhaps a vegan avocado soup.
I am a huge fan of cold soups. I have shared an article about cold soups before, but I have not shared my all-time favorite recipe yet: cold, creamy avocado spinach soup.
It tastes delicious, it’s full of rich flavors, and it is also a great energy bomb. Ingredients are few and easy on the wallet. Depending on the country you live in, avocados may be pricey in some places, but they provide a healthy dose of vitamins. So, it’s worth the investment.
I can never pass up on an avocado. Guacamole, sliced avocados, avocado on toast, in a taco, grilled avocado, dips; I’ll gobble it all up. In fact, I planted some avocado trees on my land, two different kinds. They are still small, but they are growing nicely.
So, let’s not dillydally any longer. Here comes my cold avocado soup. 🙂
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1-2 garlic cloves (depending on your taste buds)
- 3-4 sliced spring onions
- ¼ cup nutritional yeast
- 1 cup hot water
- 2 tablespoons tamarind sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
- A handful of spinach leaves
- Half a handful of fresh basil
- 5 black, seedless olives
Note: the nutritional yeast will give it a yummy cheesy flavor and it will provide you with an extra batch of vitamins, including vitamin B12.
- Throw it all in the blender and blend away until the mixture is smooth. Taste to see if you want to add any other spices. Serve immediately or store in the fridge to enjoy later.
- To serve, you may sprinkle some hemp seeds on top or add some fresh basil leaves or perhaps sliced olives. It is up to you.
I absolutely love this soup. It is one of my favorites. Besides its great taste, it is a true energy bomb. The first time I had it, I felt so incredibly energized. I just kept on going like the Duracell bunny, lol.
Especially now, we need to stay healthy, keep our immune systems up; and soups like these are an excellent way to do just that, without spending an arm and a leg on the ingredients.
Bonus: making this soup takes you less than five minutes! Talk about time management. 😉
I hope that you enjoyed this post and that you will try out this flavorful recipe. When you do, let me know how you liked it or if you made any changes in the recipe. Sometimes it is OK to add or change things. Make sure, though, to include nutritional yeast. It is a delightfully tasty condiment.
If you have any questions or if you have any other recipes for plant-based cold soups, let me know in the comments.