One of my favorite ways to start off a summer party is with a cool, refreshing, summer soup. Chilled soups are a hostess’ friend as they can be prepared ahead of time, chilled and served when your guests sit down to eat. That way you can spend time socializing with your guests instead of stressing over the first course! For a cocktail party mini chilled soup shots are a great idea. Filling shots glasses with a chilled soup leaves your guests with a free hand for whatever delicious beverage you are serving.
This avocado soup is one of my all time favorites. Both creamy and light (thanks to the cucumber), it is the perfect summer party starter. The combination of cilantro and cumin is heavenly! If you are not a cilantro fan feel free to omit it, or substitute parsley instead.
Chilled Avocado Soup
- 1/2 of an avocado
- 1/2 of a peeled organic cucumber
- 3 T fresh lime juice
- 1T cilantro chopped
- 1T low sodium tamari
- 3/4 cup of water
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- big pinch of sea salt
- In a high speed blender or Vitamix combine all ingredients until smooth
- Chill in refridegerator for 15-20 minutes before serving
- To serve, top with diced cilantro and cucumber (optional)