Wonderful way to blend the tastes of avocado and bacon in a warm, hearty soup. Besides the bacon bits, this soup works with a dollop of sour cream and some lime zest. Eat with plenty of crusty bread.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until evenly brown. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon grease in the skillet, chop, and set aside. Place onion and celery in the skillet, and cook until tender.

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  • Transfer the onion and celery to a blender or food processor. Pour in 1/2 the chicken stock, add avocados, and blend until smooth.

  • Transfer blender mixture to a large pot over medium heat. Whisk in remaining stock, wine, lime juice, and heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until heated through, but do not boil. Garnish with chopped bacon to serve.

Nutrition Facts

349 calories; 30.2 g total fat; 69 mg cholesterol; 775 mg sodium. 11.5 g carbohydrates; 7.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2005
perfect accent for a Mexican meal!! The avocado and lime with crunchy bacon on top was great things you wouldn't expect in a soup (I did thicken it with corn starch 2T. cs 2T. water blend in with a whisk). Perfect spring summer meal on its own or as I did served before a enchilada burrito and taco meal amongst friends. will make again and again and again:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/22/2005
ok....there have been only two reviews and both five stars but... My family just one by one pushed their bowls to the side and munched on the salad. I think it needed about double the avacado to make it work and not so much broth. The lime was overpowering and the wine just made it worse. I don't mean to be so negative on someones recipe but...this will not be something I make again. No one ate seconds and no one finished the first round and there were 7 at the table. Read More
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35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2005
perfect accent for a Mexican meal!! The avocado and lime with crunchy bacon on top was great things you wouldn't expect in a soup (I did thicken it with corn starch 2T. cs 2T. water blend in with a whisk). Perfect spring summer meal on its own or as I did served before a enchilada burrito and taco meal amongst friends. will make again and again and again:) Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/21/2005
ok....there have been only two reviews and both five stars but... My family just one by one pushed their bowls to the side and munched on the salad. I think it needed about double the avacado to make it work and not so much broth. The lime was overpowering and the wine just made it worse. I don't mean to be so negative on someones recipe but...this will not be something I make again. No one ate seconds and no one finished the first round and there were 7 at the table. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2005
perfect accent for a Mexican meal!! The avocado and lime with crunchy bacon on top was great things you wouldn't expect in a soup (I did thicken it with corn starch 2T. cs 2T. water blend in with a whisk). Perfect spring summer meal on its own or as I did served before a enchilada burrito and taco meal amongst friends. will make again and again and again:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2005
I made this soup in advance for a family dinner party leaving the cream to add at the last moment. It is a lovely soup but not a good one for entertaining - because you need to watch it like a hawk. I accidently let it boil and it made it very bitter. I thought the cream would be the reason not to let it boil - but in retrospect it was the avocado. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2007
very good. just watch out lime juice can be overpowering. Use 1/2 and taste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2010
VERY good. Even my husband loved it. The only complaint we had was it was too runny. If there was a way to make it a little thicker it would be a 5 star recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2010
I could eat this Everyday! I used Fat Free 1/2 & 1/2 and added one more avocado to keep it creamy! Didn't need salt or pepper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2010
It was good i mixed lime zest and juice with the parsly that was a huge hit and the sour cream was a must! there was some complants that it was just a liquid but all liked the flavor Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2010
Instead of blending all of the onion and celery blend only half of it. This created a hearty contrast and more interesting texture to the soup. We also garnished with chopped cilantro. Skip the white wine and add more heavy cream;) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2010
I made this vegetarian using vegetable stock instead of chicken and artificial bacon bits instead of real bacon. It was absolutely delicious! My husband who hates avocados ate all of his though he did say it wasn't his favorite. Read More
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