CREAMY AVOCADO GAZPACHO
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Soup, Salad, Dressings
1 cup water
Flesh of 1 medium avocado, reserving 1 tbsp for garnish
2 cups chopped cucumber
1 ½ cup chopped tomatoes
½ to 1 Serrano Chile with seeds, sliced (optional)
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 sprig mint leaves
Juice of 2 lemons or limes
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp maple syrup (can use dates or honey to sweeten)
Combine all ingredients in a blender in the order listed.
Start blender on low speed for a few seconds, then switch to high. Blend until creamy and smooth, about 1 ½ minutes.
Pour into 2 soup bowls.
Dice reserved avocado and gently drop them into the center of the bowl.
Add a mint leaf and sprinkle diced avocado with paprika if desired.