Avocado Lime Soup with Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage
by Lori C.
3 True Story Sweet Italian Chicken Sausages - find them at Costco
Enough olive oil for sautéing
1/2 of a large onion, diced
1 bunch green chard, coarse chop
3 very ripe avocados
4 cups water
1 tablespoon Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base
5 tablespoons chives, chopped (save 2 Tablespoons for garnish)
1/2 teaspoon lime zest, packed in teaspoon
Juice of 1 lime
1 Tablespoon Jada Chicken Salt Lime seasoning
1/3 cup whole milk Fage Greek Yogurt
1 8-ounce carton Organic Valley Whipping Cream
Begin by heating your Instant Pot on the Sauté - Normal setting. Add a bit of olive oil just so there is no sticking while cooking and brown the 3 chicken sausages. Once browned, remove from the pot and slice into 1/4-inch thickness and set aside.
Add more olive oil to the pot, add onions and chard and saute until cooked down. Add avocado, water, chicken bouillon, 3 Tablespoons chives, lime zest, lime juice and Jada’s Chicken Salt Lime seasoning.
Use a hand blender to blend to a semi-smooth consistency, then change to the Sauté - Less setting and continue to heat through with the lid on, stirring frequently.
While soup is heating through, take 1/3 cup yogurt and hand whip in a small bowl, then add just enough whipping cream to arrive at the consistency of sour cream. You’ll use this for a garnish along with the remaining chopped chives later.
When your soup is heated to your liking, you’re ready to go!
I garnish with a dollop or two of yogurt-cream blend, and some chives. This pairs nicely with a minty cucumber, onion and kalamata olive salad, and steamed beats.
I hope you enjoy this hearty, quick and delicious meal!