Avocado Smoothie Recipe

Avocado Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients: Serves 6

1 large onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
50 g/2 oz/0.25 cup unsalted (sweet) butter
40 g/1.5 oz plain (all-purpose) flour
900 ml/1.5 pts/3.75 cups vegetable stock
2 ripe avocados
Grated rind and juice of 1 small lemon
5 ml/1 tsp chopped coriander (cilantro)
1.5 ml/0.25 tsp ground cumin
150 ml/0.25 pt single (light) cream
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method:

Fry (saute) the onion and garlic in the butter for 4 minutes until golden and soft. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes, stirring. Add the stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 2 minutes. stirring all the time. Halve and stone (pit) the avocados. Scoop the flesh into a blender or food processor. Add the lemon rind and juice, the coriander and cumin. Run the machine until smooth, then gradually add the thickened stock mixture, running the machine all the time. (If your processor won't take all the mixture, pour some into a clean sauce-pan. then puree the remainder and add to the saucepan.) Stir in most of the cream and season to taste. Heat through but do not boil. Serve immediately, ladled into soup bowls with a swirl of the remaining cream on top of each.

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