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African Tomato-Avocado-Buttermilk Soup

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Category: Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 3 lb Tomatoes, peeled and seeded
  • 2 tb Tomato paste
  • 1 c Buttermilk
  • 1 tb Olive oil
  • 1 Avocado, mashed to a puree
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tb Finely minced fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Hot pepper sauce
  • Garnish:
  • 1 Cucumber, peeled, seeded,
  • -and diced


sour cream, plain yogurt, or creme fraiche

Puree tomatoes in a food processor or food mill, then press through a sieve
to remove seeds. In a large mixing bowl, beat the pureed tomatoes, tomato
paste, buttermilk, and oil. Toss pureed avocado with 1 tablespoon lemon
juice to hold the color. Add the avocado, remaining lemon juice, and
parsley to the tomato mixture; stir to mix well. Season to taste with salt
and pepper, and a generous number of drops of hot pepper sauce. Refrigerate
several hours before serving.

At serving time, taste soup for seasonings. Ladle into individual bowl and
have guest garnish their portions with cucumber and sour cream. Pass hot
pepper sauce around to add more piquancy.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

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