Avocado Fennel Soup with Sweet Mango
- Course/Dish: Soups
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner
- Main Ingredient: Avocado, Mango
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Cuisine: Thai
- Equipment Needed: Blender
- Serves: 2
This is a creamy soup that's bursting with the flavors of fresh and mostly organic produce. Fennel seeds shine on their own, but highlight the sweetness of the mango incredibly well.
1 ripe Avocado
1 Champagne Mango, diced
3 large leaves of Chard
2 oranges for juicing
1/2 large Tomato (or one small Tomato), diced
1 tbsp Lime juice, freshly squeezed
1 tsp Fennel seeds
1/2 tsp red chili flakes
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
dash sea salt
Blend chard leaves and stalks with orange juice and 1/2 cup water until completely liquefied.
Open the avocado and scoop the flesh into the blender. Add 1/2 of the diced mango, followed by the tomato (save a little bit for the garnish), lime juice, and half a teaspoon of the fennel seeds. Puree, add the rest of the water to thin it out.
Transfer to a serving bowl, and stir in the remaining fennel seeds, chili flakes, pepper and sea salt to taste. Serve immediately, or chill first. When serving, top with diced mango and tomato, and if you like it spicy, a little more chili pepper.