A study in green

June 30, 2011

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

Ingredients

  • 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)
In This Recipe

Directions

  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.

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Reviews (9) Questions (0)

9 Reviews

WCmom August 13, 2012
Thanks Sagegreen, this is on the menu tonight! Perfect for these 100* degree dog days of summer, Tricia
 
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Sagegreen August 13, 2012
Thanks, Tricia. So glad you tried this.
 
Peter June 30, 2011
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. :-(<br /><br />
 
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Sagegreen June 30, 2011
Thanks, Peter. It sounds like it has been quite the day!
 
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Sagegreen June 30, 2011
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?
 
inpatskitchen June 30, 2011
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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Sagegreen June 30, 2011
I just popped an email to the editors. Let's hope!
 
inpatskitchen June 30, 2011
Thanks Sagegreen!
 
Beautiful, M. June 30, 2011
Sounds delicious and refreshing. And a good warning about not eating it all at once!