Whoaza. What a delicious afternoon I've had.. because of this soup. Here's a recipe for 4 people to enjoy together.. It was inspired by a recipe in the book Vegetarian Bible.
4 cups water
1 tbsp olive oil
2 onions, chopped
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
2 carrots, grated
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 bay leaves
1 cup ground almonds (I used my coffee grinder)
2 ripe avocados
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp salt
sliced leeks to garnish
In a pot, saute garlic and onion in olive oil for a minute or two. Then add the celery, carrots, salt, water and bay leaf, and simmer for 30 minutes. Turn heat off.
Next mix in the ground almonds in and puree the soup - immersion style or whatever you have.
Then add the avocados and blend it again.
Stir in lemon juice and a pinch of salt and let it cool.. (or eat it warm if you want)
Saute the sliced leeks for the top and serve!