Raw Tomato & Avocado Soup (Cold)

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Avocado Signature

By Cat, March 2015 (Source of image, right, unknown)

I learned about this soup when I took the 7-day juice fast at the Wellness Education Center (WEC) in Kalispell MT (1); it is a recommended soup for the first night of breaking the fast (although you can’t add the avocado until the next day).

Now I also make it in the summer when I have a hankering for a cold soup, along with a salad of greens and chopped nuts with my balsamic & basil vinaigrette.

See also: 1. Soups & Stocks Menu

Tomato & Avocado Soup

This was my first breaking-the-fast soup, adapted from the WEC Juice Fast course book.  Wonderful!  The original recipe called for fresh carrot juice, but I don’t have a juicer, so I grated the carrot fine.

Play with the herbs for different flavors. Consider adding some healthful spices, too; a few you might consider include cumin, turmeric, or coriander. If you like cilantro, garnish with a few fresh leaves (but not on the first night of breaking the fast).

If making for breaking the fast (7-day juice fast), don’t add avocado the first night, but can add it the next night.

Makes 1 serving, about 1 ½ cups to serve 1 – 2.

Ingredients & Equipment:

  • 1-2 tomatoes, depending on size, chopped to fill ¾ – 1 cup
  • ¼ cup carrot juice, or finely-grated carrot to fill ½ cu1p (about 2 small carrots)
  • ½ clove garlic, minced
  • 2″ stalk celery, sliced thinly
  • ⅛  red onion, chopped
  • ½ large, ripe avocado
  • ½ Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • filtered water, as needed to desired consistency
  • 1-2 tsp Italian herbs, preferably fresh (basil, oregano, etc.), or Herbes de Provence
  • Optional spices such as cumin, turmeric, or coriander
  • 1 Tbsp Braggs Liquid Aminos (or Unrefined sea salt, to taste)
  • dash Cayenne pepper
  • Equipment:
  • Vita Mix or other blender
  • grater (for carrots if not using a juicer)

Method:

  1. Grate carrot finely if not using carrot juice.
  2. Slice tomatoes, mince garlic, slice celery, and chop the onion.  Remove half-avocado from shell and chop coarsely.
  3. Place all in blender.  Add lemon juice and herbs (and spices, if using).  Process until pureed, adding water as needed.
  4. Taste the mix and then season lightly, blending again, until desired flavor is reached.
  5. Serve!

References

  1. Wellness Education Center (WEC), Kalispell MT (juicefast.info)

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