Friday, August 21, 2009

Avocado Gazpacho

Something cool for the summer evenings...the lobster makes a nice touch! Another recipe of unknown origin so if there is anyone out there who knows where this came from let me know!

I have a whole box of recipes I collected and unfortunately I never wrote where they came from, so unless i remember I cannot give credit to the author!

3 avocados
juice of 1 line
100 gms onion, diced
150 gms red bell pepper, diced
150 gms tomato, diced
15 gms cilantro, minced
2 teaspoons coriander
8 gms cumin
5 cloves garlic, roasted
3 cups water

for garnish
300 gms lobster , chopped
1 whole scallion, chopped fine
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pinch saffron
salt and white pepper, to taste

1. Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits.
2. Scoop the meat into a bowl and discard the skin. Pour the lime juice over and set aside.
3. Put the tomatoes, onions, red peppers, roasted garlic, cilantro, coriander, and cumin in a bowl and mix.
4. Put the avocados and water in a blender. Lightly pulse so the avocados are just broken up. You do NOT want a smooth consistency.
5. Add to the diced veggies and season with salt and pepper.

For the garnish:
6. Boil the lobster meat for approximately 8 minutes or until nicely firm.
7. Shock it with an ice bath and then drain well, removing all extra water. Roughly chop.
8. In a small bowl, mix the lobster, scallions, olive oil, and saffron together.
9. Season with salt and pepper. Chill and set aside

To Serve:
Put the vegetable mixture into serving bowls and garnish with the lobster mix.


  1. Yummy, sounds good! I loooove avocados. Does the soup change colors or does the lime help keep the avocado bright and green?

  2. i found that if you have to refrigerate the left overs it does lose colour but if eaten straight away it's a nice bright colour!

  3. What a great idea and perfect for the summer weather!

  4. Wow. It looks amazing and yummy. Good recipe. Avocado is very healthy and has many health benefits. It is rich in nutrients and is excellent as conditioner and makes one’s locks lustrous and smooth, it helps to get rid of the frizz from hair, also helps preventing hair loss and its nutrients helps for good hair growth.

  5. If you want avocado to NOT change colour, even the leftovers, cover it with plastic wrap, RIGHT ON TOP of the gazpacho, that way the air will not oxidese the avocado, which is the cause of the change of colour. When covering, try to leave no air bubbles trapped on the plastic, that way the colour will be smooth.


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