White Bean Avocado Lime Soup
White Bean Avocado and Lime Soup- a light and simple soup made with fresh squeezed lime juice and creamy avocado. Just 30 minutes to make! (vegan, gluten-free and grain-free)
Did you guys remember that today is April Fool’s Day?
I contemplated for about three seconds whether or not I should play a joke on y’all. I thought I might fake a big announcement or something. Then as I went down the list of the different ideas I could potentially use, I realized that every one of them would only make me look like a fool and not you. Strangely enough, that’s always how it’s seemed to work out when I try to play jokes on people.
One of my finest moments was when I decided to smear peanut butter on the ear piece of our cordless home phone, fake dial it so that it would ring and then pretend to answer it and tell someone else it was for them so that they would get peanut butter all over their face.
Let’s just say that didn’t exactly work out as I had planned and my mom was about ready to kill me for practically destroying the phone that day.
While I might not have any jokes for you today, I do have a seriously tasty Mexican soup for you to dip a tortilla chip in! How’s that sound?
You’re going to love how easy it is too. All you have to do is chop a total of four vegetables (technically three if you count cilantro as an herb) and drain a few cans. I’m telling ya, it comes together lickety split!
The base is made from jalapeno, garlic, and green onions which are flavored with ground cumin and smoked paprika for a nice little kick.
Then we combine those with fire-roasted tomatoes (canned because um hello, it’s April), vegetarian “chicken” broth, fresh cilantro, a squeeze of lime juice, and creamy avocado to bring all of the greatness together in holy matrimony.
You may now kiss the tortilla chip.
Most of the time Brandon will take the first bite of something I make and then ask me what I think of it (which drives me cah-razy, btw) but this time he immediately exclaimed that he thought it was “excellent!”. And you know, I thought it was excellent too so I’d say it’s definitely a keeper.
It’s also pretty light which makes it perfect to eat with the windows open as the fresh cool spring air blows in. I hope you get a chance to try it before it gets too hot outside. Enjoy!
White Bean Avocado and Lime Soup
Yield: 4 bowls
Prep Time: 10
Cook Time: 20
Total Time: 30
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 jalapenos, cored and finely chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced (approx. 1 tablespoon)
- 6 green onions, chopped
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 3 cups vegetarian/vegan chicken broth
- juice of 2 limes
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
- 1 (15 ounce) can white beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can fire roasted tomatoes, drained*
- 2 avocados
In a large pot, warm the olive oil over medium heat. Add the jalapeno and garlic then cook for about 3 minutes.
Next add the green onions, cumin, and smoked paprika then stir together. Continue to cook for another 3 minutes or so then pour in the broth and the drained tomatoes and bring to a boil.
Reduce to a simmer and then add the white beans. Allow to cook for 10 minutes then squeeze in the lime juice and add the chopped cilantro.
Ladle the soup into separate bowls and add 1/2 of diced avocado to each. Serve with tortilla chips or shredded cheese, if desired. If you want to save leftovers or make the soup ahead of time then wait to add the avocado until ready to serve.
*Can also use 4 fresh tomatoes, diced
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Nutrition Facts are for one bowl
Did you try this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out by leaving a comment below or sharing a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #makingthymeforhealth. I love hearing your feedback!
I’m cracking up over here at your peanut-butter-to-phone story! aha so priceless!! My parents didn’t receive (get it? receive?) jokes like that very well, either, but it definitely makes for good memories.
This soup looks too fantastic for words! That avo?! Um…yes!
you are the soup queen!! making thyme for health has so many good soup recipes :)
I love creamy avocado in soups! This looks delicious. I wouldn’t mind if someone left me peanut butter to find somewhere… but probably not as appreciative if it was on my phone receiver! Hah! Love the idea though.
Oh this looks so good! I literally think you can put avocado in anything and it tastes amazing. I love how this is a really easy vegetarian dinner that my husband would eat too!
Ahhhh!! You’re April Fools experience is SO funny! I’m not one for jokes or pranks either… def not my style! …but in all seriousness, this recipe looks amazing! SO healthy and delicious! Thanks for sharing :)
Haha – I love your peanut butter on the phone prank! Think I might have to do it to my daughter – and make it upto her with this super flavorful, vegetarian soup!
That peanut butter prank is hilarious! I completely forgot today was even April Fool’s Day so no pranks for me.
This soup looks delicious – perfectly light for spring!
haha, love the PB phone story.
That soup looks mighty tasty!
I have been loving avocado lately! I usually don’t eat it that often, but I am on a serious kick. This is a great way to incorporate them!
Hahaha that PB prank sounds like a good one! I pranked my boyfriend today by telling him I was going vegan and from now on I was only going to cook vegan meals for him (he’s a total carnivore so he didn’t take it well). He actually believed me until I caved and said “April fools!” haha.
Oh Gosh this looks so good! I can just imagine the flavorful goodness of this soup because I love white bean and avocado! Gotta try them soon!
haha peanut butter on the phone. Reminds me of the time my sister and I tried to plastic wrap the toilet seat. We were not as tricky as we thought :)
This soup looks awesome – I can definitely see why it was a keeper! I’ll eat just about anything with avocado!
Sounds yummy! But more importantly, where have you been? :) Just saying hi and checking in!
haha, I’m still here! :) Life just got a little crazy this week so I had to put blogging on the back burner.
We had this the other night for dinner, and it was so yummy. I didn’t even put cheese in my bowl, and I still loved it. So did my 9mo baby. I blended some up with some corn chips for her, and she ate quite a bit. Tasty! Thanks for a yummy recipe.
Yay! I’m so happy you liked it and that you were able to share it with your little one. That’s awesome! Thank you for the comment, Amanda! :)
Holy Cow this is amazing. We just made it for dinner and our
Oops. Darn iPad or maybe it’s the user. Anyway, I wanted to tell you that our 8 yr old son loved it. He said it was better than pizza and this is coming from a picky eater!
You totally made my day with this comment, Kim! I’m so happy your son loved it! :)
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There is something in the picture that looks like a matchstick. What is it? Radish?
Yes! It’s just radishes. :)
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