Friday, June 19, 2009

Cold Avocado Bisque

This soup is my variation of something we made in cooking class a few weeks ago. Avocado is a very healthy fat that I like to incorporate into our diet when I can. The soup has a very distinct Mexican flavor from the lime, ancho chili powder and hot peppers.

It is best to serve small portions of this soup since it is calorie dense. I think this soup makes a nice appetizer.

Cold Avocado Bisque
Serves 2


1 hass avocado
juice of two limes
¾ cup of cold water
¼ teaspoon of ancho chili powder
¼ teaspoon of kosher salt
½ teaspoon of hot crushed peppers (wet hots)
kosher salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Place everything in the food processor except the hot crushed peppers. Puree until completely smooth.

Serve in chilled bowls and top each serving with ¼ teaspoon of hot crushed peppers, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Be certain to tell everyone to stir the hot crushed peppers into the soup before eating. The peppers are a little hot if you get a spoonful of them.

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per Serving
Calories - 165.73
Calories From Fat (68%) - 113.38

Total Fat - 13.52g
Saturated Fat - 1.86g
Cholesterol - 0mg
Sodium - 249.23mg
Potassium - 515.37mg
Total Carbohydrates - 14.75g
Fiber - 7.88g
Sugar - 1.43g
Protein - 2.21g


This soup has a texture that reminds me of bisque. The soup has a spicy background while being cold and creamy on the tongue. This is definitely a soup for avocado lovers. If you are a fan of avocado give this soup a try.

If you like a little texture in your soup I would add finely diced red bell pepper or cucumber. Cilantro would make a lovely garnish that would be a nice flavor combination. This soup would also be good with a little tofu sour cream on top.

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