A study in green

By • June 30, 2011 • 9 Comments



Author Notes: A simple base recipe for a velvety bright chilled soup combines avocado, lime and almond milk. Fresh garbanzo beans give some texture and protein. For an enhanced flavor profile add in a third cup of English cucumbers and two scallions. Sunflower seeds could be substituted for pistachios. Sagegreen

Serves 2

  • 5 ounces mashed avocado
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • pinch of pink Himalayan salt, freshly grated if possible
  • 1/4 cup fresh garbanzo beans
  • 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk
  • small handful of crushed pistachos
  • sprigs of dill (bronze dill featured here)
  1. Squeeze the lime juice over the avocado. Add to a blender with salt, beans, and almond milk. Process until smooth. Test for desired seasoning and thickness. Adjust.
  2. Scoop into small bowls. Garnish with pistachios and dill.

Tags: bright, dairy-free, nondairy option, raw, refreshing, savory, Summer, velvety

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almost 2 years ago WCmom

Thanks Sagegreen, this is on the menu tonight! Perfect for these 100* degree dog days of summer, Tricia

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almost 2 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, Tricia. So glad you tried this.

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about 3 years ago Peter

While Peter no longer works for Food52 he still thinks up ways to make the website better.

I'm very sorry to say that we had a bit of a data disaster here at Food52 HQ and the result is that some recipes *appear* somewhat scrambled. If you edit and save your recipe any incorrect ingredients or steps *should* be fixed, but... I'm sorry to say your recipe intro/headnote is likely still going to be incorrect and will need to be re-entered. :-(

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, Peter. It sounds like it has been quite the day!

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Somehow my headnote has been merged with someone else's with another recipe added on as well! Maybe while the site crashed, there were some odd meldings?

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about 3 years ago inpatskitchen

The headnote on my latest entry is totally missing and som other directions have been put in its place...do you think it will correct itself?

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

I just popped an email to the editors. Let's hope!

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about 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Thanks Sagegreen!

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about 3 years ago Beautiful, Memorable Food

Sounds delicious and refreshing. And a good warning about not eating it all at once!