Simple Avocado Soup – Sopa de Aguacate cooked up by Cinfully Simple, inspired by Chef Pati Jinich, and made possible by Ninja Kitchen. Gracias!
Ahhh FALL! Most people love it! Me—meh. Fall has always been a time of mixed emotions for me. Historically I’m NOT a lover of cold weather, though menopause is starting to change my mind! I AM a lover of hot soups and stews and the rich and wonderful tastes that come from my Searious Slow Cooker (Ninja – 3-in-1 Cooking System), like this Simple Avocado Soup. It also means that kids go back to school and Dr. Double Portions (DP) and I have the water all to ourselves for a little while before the first blizzard hits; which is usually the last weekend in October. Brrrrr…
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…I’m further torn because here in Colorado, fall signals the onslaught of the aspen trees changing leaves in gorgeous mountainous displays of monochrome yellow.
but it also signals the nearing end of water ski season, which in the summer is what I live for. Well that and beer—no, that’s not really true– I live for beer ALL year long! 🙂
I struggle most with the dying off of leaves and grass and things that in my mind should be ALIVE! Maybe that’s why I love Mexico so much; because everything is always so lush and green there—turquoise water and cerveza don’t hurt either! I mean, it’s one thing if you live in the desert like I used to, because the desert has a charm all it’s own and it’s supposed to look brownish most of the time. But, the fall and winter season in green places can be downright depressing with it’s skeleton trees and chilling temperatures. But hey, it’s better than where I grew up when we didn’t really see the sunshine through the gray from October through April—I mean THOSE folks need some vitamin D! At least Colorado has 350 days of sunshine a year—now don’t all of you move here at once! So really, why am I complaining? I’ve got a new gift from my friends at Ninja Kitchen to try out, an awesome Mexican cookbook to remind me of my happy place and warm Simple Avocado Soup to keep me company! And did I mention Beer, Cerveza, Nectar of the Mayan’s? Ok. Probably not Mayan nectar but it looked good on paper.
If ANYTHING can cheer me up this time of year, it’s this Simple Avocado Soup inspired by my PBS Create TV chef crush Pati Jinich. Recently Pati’s awesome cookbook, Pati’s Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking was featured in my 100th blog post giveaway! (Congrats to our winner Nikki M!)
This is Pati’s recipe with my Cinful little twist, because let’s face it, that’s what I’m good at: Food RE-engineering. Don’t get me wrong, Pati’s recipe is amazeballs to start with but it calls for onion (cebolla) and in our house as you know, that is a forbidden fruit! So I had to find a way to replace the onion and make the soup taste just as good. Thank Goodness it’s CHILE season!
Simple Avocado Soup Process Notes
My aforementioned desert life took place in Southern Colorado in a place which I am very fond of, called Pueblo—Where I learned to love not just the desert but Green Chiles. Pueblo is famous for it’s Green Chiles and fall is chile season! So thanks to DiTomaso Farms in Pueblo, I used their gorgeous and flavorful fire-roasted green chiles in my Simple Avocado Soup. Between the chiles and a little garlic, we took this already amazing recipe up a notch! And don’t worry if you’re not a fan of HEAT, I used MILD chiles and because of that, you get all the flavor and none of the burn. SOOOOO GOOD it makes my mouth water just thinking about it—so much so I may have to go make some of my Legendary Salsa right NOW—Oh fine, I’ll tame the adult ADD until I get this post out to you!
If you don’t live in a place where you can find roasted green chiles right down the road, FEAR NOT! Our friends at Old ElPaso sell canned green chiles in most grocery stores. You’re welcome!
I used my Ninja Kitchen gadgets to help me make this Simple Avocado Soup mucho perfecto! Ninja was kind enough to send me the Nutri Ninja Auto IQ Blender a while back and I’ve been using it ever since; and then they really made my day when they sent me the coveted 3-in-1 Cooking System with Searious Slow Cooker-ability! Can you say NINJA-Love #NINJAfied Nirvana? One of the things I love about the 3 in 1 is that it’s so much more than a slow cooker! It’s a stovetop and a steamer and a slow cooker, too. I’ve only begun putting it through it’s paces and it’s already one of my favorite kitchen gadgets! All I can say is I plan to share a lot more recipes this fall and winter featuring this bad boy. Plus, it’s going to be a perfect addition to our condo in Mexico! Talk about convenience. I like it so much, I may end up buying another so I can have one here and one there. Now, if ya aren’t all Ninja’d up like I am, you can still use your blender and a pan on the stove. But SEARIOUSLY, why would you?! Just sayin’…
Simple Avocado Soup Pairing Suggestion
Speaking of beer (I have a one track mind today), nothing tops of this dish like a great Mexican cerveza and our pick of the day is SOL! Here’s a little beer trivia to tempt your Sol: Still made in Mexico but now owned by Heiniken, Sol has a long history as a Mexican cerveza with roots that date all the way back to the 1890s! Try it, it really is good for the SOL!
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- 2 T butter
- 2 T olive oil
- 3 Toes garlic
- 1 c. chopped cilantro (+ more for garnish)
- 2 c. whole mild green chiles
- 5 c. chicken broth (40 oz.)
- 1 lime juiced
- 4 ripe Hass avocados
- Pinch of salt
- Cojita or feta cheese for garnish
- Corn tortilla chips for garnish
- Sautee garlic and green chiles in hot butter and olive oil in Searious Slow Cooker stove top mode or on your actual stovetop until they are nice and soft—a little browning is ok. If using canned chiles, drain them of water 1st!
- Add cilantro and cook until just wilted.
- Transfer the entire mixture to your Ninja Blender—If you are Ninja-less 🙁 a regular blender will do.
- Add Chicken broth, pinch of salt, lime juice, scooped-out avocado and puree until smooth.
- Transfer mixture back to your Searious Slow Cooker or a large pot on the stovetop.
- Cook over medium heat just until the soup is hot but not boiling.
- Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with cojita or feta, cilantro and add a few tortilla chips.
- Wait for the taste explosion! Enjoy!