Cooking for Students Chilled Avocado Soup and Crostini

Chilled Avocado Soup and Crostini

Posted on August 24, 2015 by Cooking for Students

When it’s warm outside there is nothing like a bowl of chilled soup. It’s light and refreshing. One must try soup that can be made in a short amount of time is chilled avocado soup. This cold soup has a lovely green hue, is super creamy, slightly rich, packed with flavor and has subtle notes of spice to keep the palate wanting more. Since the soup is lacking texture, pairing it with a crostini adds that much needed crunch and provides you with something to dip in the soup. Continue on below to learn how to make this soup and crostini pairing.

What’s in it?

  • 2 avocados, ripe
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed and chopped
  • ½ seedless cucumber
  • 1 cup ice cold water
  • 3 tablespoons fresh mint
  • Juice of 1 lemon or lime
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 4 slice of bread
  • Butter

*Serves 4

How’s it made?

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Butter each slice of bread on both sides.
  3. Season with a little salt and pepper.
  4. Place on a baking sheet and cook until golden. Turn the bread halfway through cook time.
  5. Remove the crostini and set aside.
  6. Peel and pit the avocados.
  7. Place the avocado flesh into a blender or food processor along with the jalapeno, cucumber, yogurt and mint.
  8. Add lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.
  9. Process until everything starts to come together.
  10. Slowly add the water until the soup thins out a bit. The goal is a smooth consistency.
  11. Taste and season with more salt and black pepper if needed.
  12. Ladle into bowls and serve with crostini. Garnish the soup with fresh mint if desired.

This soup utilizes affordable, fresh ingredients in the best way possible. It has depth and complexity without coming across as too bold or overwhelming. The aspect of this soup that really allows it to shine is the cold temperature. Serving it chilled actually brings out the flavors of the ingredients and melds them together really nicely. The crostini adds a lot to the soup as well by adding some texture variation. Cold creamy soup on toasted bread appeals to everyone’s tastes buds. When you have some time between classes give it a try. Even feel free to skip the crostini to save time. This soup can certainly stand alone. Make sure to store leftovers in the freezer.