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Corn Avocado Soup with Cheesy Toasts

August 2007
Corn Avocado Soup with Cheesy Toasts

by 3 people

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Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 20 mins

Cook: 10 mins

Ingredients
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
  • 1 jalapeno chile, seeded
  • 4 avocados, halved and peeled
  • Grated peel of 1 lime and juice of 3 limes
  • 3/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels (from 2 ears) or one 10-ounce box frozen corn, thawed and patted dry
  • 1/2 baguette, sliced on an angle and toasted
  • 4 ounces feta or queso fresco cheese, sliced
Directions
  1. Using a food processor, finely chop 2 cloves garlic and the jalapeno. Add the avocados, lime peel, lime juice and 1/2 cup cilantro leaves; season to taste with salt and pepper. Process until just combined. With the machine on, slowly pour in the chicken broth until smooth. If the soup is too thick, slowly add up to 1 cup water.
  2. In a small nonstick skillet, toast the corn kernels over medium heat, stirring, until lightly browned. Season with salt and let cool. Stir 1 1/2 cups corn kernels into the soup.
  3. Preheat the broiler. Rub 1 side of each toast with the remaining 2 cloves garlic and top with a slice of cheese. Broil the toasts until the cheese is softened.
  4. Top the soup with the remaining 1/2 cup corn kernels and the remaining 1/4 cup cilantro. Serve with the toasts.
Tip PAIR WITH:
  • Ironstone Chardonnay 2004 (California)
Tip Fast times
  • Place hard avocados in a paper bag with an applethey'll ripen overnight.