Spring is here! This means cheaper avocados, cheaper mangos, pineapples, etc. And I have a perfect use for the cheap avocados – a delicious Mexican-inspired Chicken avocado lime soup. It is refreshing, beautiful and easy to make. The colors are so bright, and the taste is so light that you immediately feel the spring spirit and cheered up. What else do you need for a perfect spring soup?!
And I did not even mention how nutritious this soup is! I like to give my body a spring cleanse after the winter meals, and soups are a great way to it. Your stomach will definitely thank you for this multivitamin nutritious spring treat 🙂
You can omit some garnishes (sour cream and cheese) for even lighter version. This is what I do. But my husband never missed an opportunity to add cheese to anything, and he loves it. I have to admit it TASTES GOOD with cheese. However, I still prefer to eat it without cheese and sour cream. I add more avocados instead. When avocados are perfectly ripe, they have this buttery taste and texture that goes well with this soup. The choice is yours.
This soup is great during spring and summer. I like to make it during spring because it gives a nice transition between winter hearty soups and summer light chilled ones. And it is indeed one of my favorite spring soups. But I’m not gonna lie to you, I make it during summer too… What can I say; I’m a soup lover, especially good ones 😉 You basically can make it any season. Thankfully avocados, as well as all other ingredients in this soup, are available all year round.
I hope I convinced you to make it and let me know how it turned out for you.
Tips and Tricks:
I usually buy a bag of avocados at Costco because it is much cheaper and always good quality. Most of the time they are still unripe. But keep in mind, it is better to buy them unripe rather than overripe (dark, mushy and not delicious). Buying them unripe gives you an opportunity to control the ripening process and have them ready whenever you need it.
To speed up the ripening process, just put avocado in the brown bag and hide it in a dark place. Usually, it takes 1-3 days to have a nice ready to use avocado. To make the process even faster add a banana or an apple to the bag.
Here is a great resource on buying, ripening, handling and storing avocados.This is the most useful information on the web about avocados. Learn it once and you’ll always have perfect avocados.
Have fun learning!