Chilled Tomatillo and Cucumber Soup

Adapted from Bon Appetit, July 2001
Serves 4 as a main

Broil poblanos 4 - 6" from heat until well blackened on all sides. Drop into a paper bag and close the top. After 10 minutes, peel the peppers and remove seeds, then roughly chop.

Heat oil in a large (5qt) pot over medium heat. Add onion, jalapeno and garlic, saute 5 minutes. Add tomatillos and cucumber, continue to saute
 until onion browns. Season with salt, pepper and oregano. Deglaze with white wine. Add broth and poblanos, bring to a boil before reducing the heat to medium-low and simmering until tomatillos are tender, about 5 - 10 minutes. Stir in lime juice and cilantro and remove to a sink filled with cold water and ice. Cool completely (about 30 minutes via this method).

Stir in avocado and sour cream, then puree the soup with an immersion blender. Finally, stir in beans and roasted corn. Taste and season with salt or pepper as needed. Sprinkle servings with green onions, sunflower seeds and crumbled cheese.

Serve with crusty bread.

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