1 tbs vegetable oil
1 tbs unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups white onion roughly chopped
1 cup cilantro leaves and upper part of stems only
3 ripe avocados halved, pitted, meat scooped out and diced
5 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 tbs fresh squeezed lime juice or to taste
3/4 tsp kosher salt or sea salt or to taste
1 1/2 cups crumbled tortilla chips pita chips, or bread croutons
1 cup queso fresco farmer’s cheese or mild feta, crumbled
- In a medium skillet over medium-low heat, heat the butter and oil. Once the butter melts and begins to sizzle add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until completely softened. About 15 minutes.
- Add cilantro, stir, and cook just until the cilantro wilts, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat.
- Place the avocado meat in a blender or food processor, along with the cooked cilantro and onion. Add broth, lime juice and salt. Puree until smooth.
- Serve hot or chilled.
- Garnish with tortilla crisps or croutons and cheese.