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Sunday, 28 June 2015

Avocado & Cabbage Soup

          This is an amazing one-pot meal with the goodness of avocado and cabbage. Both are a power house of essential nutrients and makes a good combination for a delicious and an interesting soup. Cabbage is low in calories and helps in weight loss.

          The addition of rosemary gives a refreshing flavour. This soup can be had as it is or in a pureed form, along with bread sticks or croutons. It is a wholesome and a healthy meal in itself and helps satiate your hunger for a long time.

          For a variation, this soup can be had along with some grilled lean meat or fish for a satisfying and a nutritious meal anytime of the day.

  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 cup cabbage, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1" ginger, chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper powder or to taste
  • 3 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1" cinnamon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 1/2 cups stock / water

          Heat oil in a pan and saute the cinnamon and bay leaves for a few seconds. Add the onion, ginger and garlic and fry till light brown. 

          Now add the avocado, cabbage, salt,  pepper and 2 sprigs of rosemary. Saute for a minute or two. Add 2 1/2 cups stock or water and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles. 

          When cool, discard the bay leaves and cinnamon and blend it. Heat through and  garnish with the remaining rosemary and pepper powder. Serve with bread sticks or croutons.

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