What to do with leftover-grilled meat

A Soothing Summer Soup

Whether it’s a summer cold that creeps up on you, or an unusually cool night, a summer soup will feel surprisingly soothing in your belly. It’s a nice welcome alternative to all of those sandwiches, hearty meats and salads. The addition of avocado in this soup gives it a creamy, yet light texture.

  • Grilled meats: Shrimp, chicken breasts, pork or beef. (Hamburger… not so good.) About 1 pound or meat (Alternatively, you can add some uncooked chicken breast.)
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 6 oz dried vermicelli
  • 1/2 each anise seeds and cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoons red pepper
  • 1 med onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1qt chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup fresh green beans (Optional…I just happened to have them, and they were pretty good.)
  • Sour cream
  • Diced avocado
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  1. Heat olive oil and add pasta (broken) until almost golden, 3-5 minutes.
  2. Stir in anise and cumin seeds, onion and garlic.
  3. Stir in red pepper and chicken broth, add uncooked meat, if using.
  4. Bring to simmer over high heat.
  5. Once soup boils, turn down heat, and add grilled meats and beans, if using.
  6. Simmer for 10-15 minutes
  7. While that’s simmering mix avocados, lemon juice and salt.This is what gives the soup it’s creamy, yet summer taste.
  8. Add avocados, sour cream and serve with fresh-snipped chives and cilantro.

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