This avocado soup is creamy, flavorful and delicious. It's a easy recipe to make with simple ingredients.
The recipe I am sharing with you today is a delicious Colombian soup called Crema de Aguacate (Colombian Creamy Avocado Soup). A mix of avocados, cream, cumin and fresh cilantro give this soup a fantastic flavor. Chicken stock is used as a base for the traditional version of this soup, but if you prefer a vegetarian version, just replace the chicken with vegetable stock.
Colombian Creamy Avocado Soup Recipe
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ½ cup finely chopped onion
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 2 ripe avocados peeled and mashed
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 2 cups heavy cream
- ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
- Salt and Pepper
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
- Heat the butter in a medium pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds more.
- Add the chicken broth, lime juice and avocados in the sauce pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for about 7 minutes.
- Transfer to the blender and blend until smooth. Return the mixture to the pot. Add the heavy cream, cumin, salt and pepper.
- Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add fresh cilantro and serve warm.
This soup is a staple in the city of Tumaco located on the Pacific coast of Colombia. I love the simplicity, freshness and delicate avocado flavor of this Colombian Creamy Avocado Soup. It’s perfect for lunch or a quick dinner, and even as an elegant dinner party appetizer with a glass of wine! With cooler autumn weather knocking at the door, it's a great time to try this beautiful soup.
In Colombia and most Latin American countries we have a strong tradition of eating homemade sopas and cremas. So when I crave a soup, I immediately go to my favorite traditional Colombian soups. I was craving a thick and creamy soup last week, so I decided to make this avocado soup and it couldn’t have been easier.
Forget any avocado soup you may have previously tasted. Try this delicious Colombian Creamy Avocado Soup on a cold and cloudy fall or winter day and it may become a staple in your kitchen too. If you like, add some sliced avocado, drizzle with cream, and sprinkle on some fresh cilantro before serving. Better yet, you can add some grilled shrimp, crab meat or scallops to this gorgeous soup. Buen provecho!
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What a great refreshing soup! So healthy. And colorful!
This soup look so amazing. I usually find avocado fall flat in the taste department but not this one. Love cumin and coriander, cream does not hurt. Surprised to see the avocado is cooked!
A fantastic soup, Erica. Really love the colour.
I've never tried it but sounds very tempting.
Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic
This sounds delicious! I've never had aguacete soup before but I know I would like it 🙂
Bettina @ Books, Bikes, and Food
Ñam ñam, this sounds delicious! I love avocados and will be trying this for sure. Thanks for sharing!
L. Carol Bee
I was fortunate to live in Ecuador decades ago. Avocado soup with biscochas was heavenly. Ecuador was heavenly.
Thank you for the recipe.
Oh how I wish I wasn't allergic to avocado...this soup looks so creamy and delicious!
Norma - Platanos, Mangoes and Me!
Que sopa mas linda and in your new pot...
this is avocado in all its glory--fantastic!
That sounds fantastic. This may sound weird but do people ever make this and add roasted green chiles or chile puree? I think I'd love that.
That sounds delicious,Chris!..... Roasted Poblanos?
My thoughts exactly. Will do that next time.
Tastes as good as it looks.....this needs to be in your recipe box
Hello from Manchester England. Fabulous soup! Many thanks. X
This sounds delicious! Will be trying it tonight... I was just wondering, do you think it would be alright if I used 1 cup of cream instead of 2 cups? Trying to cut back on calories a bit, hopefully without having it make too much of a difference in terms of flavour and consistency.
Do you think this would make too much of a difference? 🙂
Thanks for the fantastic recipe!
Replace the cream with more broth.
I have been looking for a recipe like this FOREVER. There is an amazing Latin/Japanese fusion restaurant near me that serves a warm avocado soup that is to die for!! I have been trying to figure out where this recipe originated from and the chef said he borrows from all parts of South America but was super coy about the ingredients. I am so glad you shared this. With a few tweeks I bet I can figure out his recipe now :-). It is so interesting to know the history behind a recipe. It makes it that more special to make and share with others. Thanks again for sharing this recipe it seriously made my day!
Sounds like you are talking about Japaniero in Sugar Land TX! Was it close? We have since moved away and I am so craving it and a Shaggy Dog!
My new favourite soup. I used two thirds the amount of cream and extra avacado a smine were quite small.
I want to make this for a dinner party on Sat night.
Can I make it tomorrow without worrying about it going brown as avocados do?
Please let me know.
This looks like a fantastic recipe and I have the same question...
Do the color and flavor change if reheated?
Tried it at home today and it was incredibly tasty. Also quite easy to prepare! Added to our home menu!
Absolutely fabulous soup. Thank you. Morag from UK.
Is this soup suitable for freezing?
I'd love to make a big batch and keep some to have for dinner throughout the week.
Thanks for sharing x.
I don't know, because I always eat it the same day!
Wish I knew about freezing too! . There are only 2 of us so I do a lot of freezing (and it helps on days I can't or don't want to cook)!
Have frozen this soup with no problems at all. Absolutely delicious
Looks delicious and will give it a try tonight with some bbq picanha (tri-tip) Think I will add just a bit of harissa paste to brighten it up.
He hecho hoy y es deliciosa como escribiste.
About a year ago, I decided to MAKE myself like avocados. Now I love them.
The other day I started wondering if avocado soup is a thing so I looked it up.
I am so so glad I did because this might be the best soup ever. OMG!
Thank you so much!
Delicious and so easy, thank you 🙂 I only wish mine came out looking as bright and green as yours but I think I can attribute that to the poorer quality of the avocados available in the great white north in the winter.
Have just made my first batch of this soup - I WILL be making more!!! Absolutely delicious!!! I noted someone asked about freezing - I was wondering if it would work if frozen before cream added? Other soup recipes I have made that had cream added as more or less a final ingredient recommended freezing before adding the cream, and then adding the cream on reheating.
Hi everyone, just to let those who were wondering know, I made a batch of this soup and froze a portion. Defrosted, eaten and still delicious. Oh happy day, I know I can now make a big batch and store :o))
Thanks. I asked bef I read this posting. Will surely try to freeze some! 🙂
This is a terrific soup which doesn't need the extra calories of heavy cream. I make it with skim milk bolstered by a dash of half and half and it still tastes great.
Can anyone tell me if this soup stays green if made in advance with the lime juice in it or does it go brown??
I always eat this soup immediately.
Does this soup taste equally delicious after being chilled and served cold? We’re in the middle of a heat wave right now.
Can you freeze this soup
I think I'd almost be happy to drown in this soup. It sounds amazing, but most of all I love the colour.
Me gustaria provar esta sopa, pero me pregunto como puedo sustituir las 2 cups heavy cream, no uso productos lacteos, Que recomiendas?
Delicious, creamy, and very easy to make.