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avocados lengthwise; remove pits and scoop out pulp of all but 1⁄4
avocado. Reserve remaining avocado quarter for garnish and cover it
tightly with plastic wrap.
is great as a parve enrichment for soups and sauces. It is best added
to the hot soup at the last minute and heated just briefly, so it will
not acquire a bitter taste.
This soup features flavors of the
American Southwest, with avocado, corn, green onions and cayenne pepper
complementing the turkey. Choose a brand of soy milk that is not sweet.
-2 cups chicken broth
-1 cup corn kernels - fresh, frozen or canned
-1 1⁄2 cups shredded or diced cooked turkey or chicken
-1 Tbsp. olive oil
-1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
-1 1⁄4 cups soy milk or other nondairy milk, or additional broth
-2 ripe medium-sized avocados (total about 500 gr.), preferably Hass
-1⁄4 tsp. dried thyme, crumbled
-1 Tbsp. minced green onion cayenne to taste
-1⁄2 tsp. fresh lemon juice, or more to taste
a medium saucepan bring broth to a boil. Add fresh or frozen corn,
cover and simmer over low heat for 2 to 4 minutes, or until just tender;
heat canned corn only 1 minute. Transfer to a bowl with a slotted
spoon, draining it thoroughly, and reserve broth separately.
heavy, medium saucepan heat oil, whisk in flour and cook over low heat,
whisking, for 2 minutes, or until foaming but not browned. Gradually
whisk in 1 cup of the reserved broth. Bring to a boil, whisking. Add
salt and pepper and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes, whisking
occasionally. Whisk in soy milk and bring to a simmer.
In a food processor or blender puree
avocado pulp with thyme and green onion until nearly smooth. Gradually
add remaining cup of broth while processing. Whisk avocado mixture into
A short time before serving, cut reserved avocado into
small dice for garnish. Heat soup, whisking, just until hot. Season it
to taste with salt, pepper, and cayenne. Stir in any liquid that escaped
from corn. Add turkey and corn and heat through, stirring often, for 2
minutes. Add lemon juice. Taste and adjust seasoning, adding more lemon
juice if desired. Ladle soup into bowls. Sprinkle soup with reserved
Makes 4 appetizer servings.