Clear Soup with Avocado

I created this recipe as my husband had an upset tummy and wanted a meal that was not rich, and easy to digest. With this in mind, I decided to make a soup that was tasty, quick & easy, yet without artificial flavorings or stock that could cause any irritation.

The soup is cooked for a very short time, so that the vegetables are still al denté. Do not allow the vegetable to become limp. The result was a very delicious & nutritious soup. The flavors were enhanced with the combination of the ginger, garlic & cilantro.

The recipe is below

I used the vegetables that I had in my fridge. The soup was very tasty and of course very easy to do. I also fried some tofu to accompany the soup. To add variety to the tofu, I added a tablespoon of soya sauce, a teaspoon of garlic and a handful of cashew nuts at the end of frying the tofu. See recipe for fried tofu on this page. Please note that chili refers to the pepper, and not the dish, chili.


  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup of broccoli heads, trimmed to bite size pieces
  • ¼ cubed red onion
  • 1 ½ cup sliced carrots
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • ¼ cup sliced cabbage
  • 1 small ripe cubed avocado
  • 5 sliced cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ green Serrano chili or any spicy chili
  • 1 teaspoon crushed ginger
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 4 cups of water
  • a few sprigs of coriander including the stems


  • Prepare all vegetables by scraping, rinsing, cutting slicing, or chopping
  • Wash broccoli under running water
  • Heat oil; sauté onions, ginger, garlic & carrots for about a minute
  • Add broccoli and peas
  • Stir fry for a about 30 seconds, then add 1 cup of water
  • When vegetables come to the boil add tomatoes, cabbage and lastly, avocado
  • Add more water. I used about 4 cups in total.
  • Add salt. The soup is cooked when the contents of the pot have come to the boil. The peas should be soft and cooked. The cabbage and the other ingredients should still be al denté. Some of the avocado will melt and blend in while some pieces remain.
  • When serving, chop coriander/cilantro and sprinkle on the top
  • Serve as is or with tofu as an accompaniment to the soup
A bowl of clear soup with avocado

A bowl of clear soup with avocado

Fried tofu with cashew nuts

Fried tofu with cashew nuts

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