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Cold Avocado Soup

Submitted by Amy R, found in Joy of Cooking

Ingredients:
2 ripe avocados
1 small garlic clove, minced
2 C buttermilk*
4 tsp lime juice
¼ tsp salt
pinch of cayenne
if desired, any garnish of choice (suggestions: chopped cucumber; pico de gallo; sour cream or plain yogurt; lump crabmeat)

Directions:
Puree avocado and garlic in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add buttermilk, lime juice, salt, and cayenne and blend. Pour into a bowl and refrigerate until cold. If necessary, thin with buttermilk, cream, or milk. Garnish as desired.

*For those with dairy allergies, you can substitute 2 T lemon juice plus 2 cups of milk substitute (soy, rice, oat, etc.) for the buttermilk. The soup will be thinner than if buttermilk is used.

Nutrition: to be added

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Mandarin Sweet and Sour Salad

Submitted by Beth

Servings: 6-8

Ingredients:
½ C salad oil
¼ C white vinegar
¼ C sugar
¼ tsp salt
1 bag of baby lettuce and add a couple of handfuls of spinach
1½ C red seedless grapes, halved
½ C sliced celery stalks
1-2 cans mandarin orange slices, refrigerated and drained
1 avocado, cut into chunks
1 C sliced almonds, toasted*

Directions:
Mix well oil, vinegar, sugar and salt, and slightly refrigerate.

Mix all the remaining ingredients, and make sure salad is drained well. Pour dressing over and toss gently. Top with almonds.

*Be careful when toasting as they burn quickly. Three minutes at 350 degrees F should be enough.

Nutrition: (per serving, based upon 6)
328 calories, 26.5g fat (2g fat), 21.7g carbs (3.6g fiber), 4.7g protein

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