Banana Coconut Soup

This soup is a great starter combining flavors of banana and coconut.

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INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup green onions, sliced
2 garlic clove(s), sliced
1 tablespoon canola oil
1-1/2 cups reduced sodium vegetable broth
1/4 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
pinch ground cumin
salt to taste
2 cups DOLE® Chef-Ready Cuts Sliced Bananas
1 Serrano chilies, seeded and sliced thin

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Saute onions and garlic in oil in medium saucepan until tender 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add vegetable broth, coconut milk, sugar, pepper, cumin and salt; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; simmer 5 to 8 minutes.  Cool slightly.
  3. Pour into blender or food processor.  Add 3/4 banana slices and Serrano chili.  Cover; blend until smooth.
  4. Return soup mixture to saucepan; add remaining 1/4 cup banana slices; heat through.  Garnish with toasted coconut, if desired.
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