No-Cook Avocado Bisque

Sometimes you want, so badly to love a recipe... Sometimes no matter how hard you try, you can’t.

I have never made, and Cancy and I have never eaten a cold soup. It was a beautiful, hot Spring day so I thought it would be the perfect time to try a new recipe in the June/July Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine.

So, as we sat down to dinner, we both tried really hard to like it. Cancy summed it up best, I guess, by saying it was like eating guacamole, but as a soup. I stubbornly finished mine off. He gave up and made some quick man food to eat instead. This one did not quite do it for us...

No-Cook Avocado Bisque

2 large avocados
2 Cups Buttermilk
4 scallions, green & white parts sliced separately
Grated peel & juice of 1 lime
16 ice cubes
1 pound of tomatoes, coarsely chopped
3 ounces Feta Cheese, crumbled
6 ounces tortilla chips

Using a blender (I used my food processor) puree 1 avocado, the buttermilk, and scallion whites. Add the lime peel and three quarters of the lime juice. With the machine on low speed, add blend in the ice cubes, 1 at a time, until smooth. (I only used about 8 ice cubes). Season with salt; refrigerate.

Meanwhile, coarsely chop the remaining avocado and transfer to a medium bowl. Add the tomatoes, feta cheese, scallion greens, and the remaining lime juice.

Divide the soup among bowls. Top with the avocado salad & tortilla chips. Serve with the remaining tortilla chips on the side.


  1. Thanks for blogging this recipe even thought you didn't enjoy it. I think I would love it!

  2. I have to blog the successes and the maybe not quite there's... To me, it was just one of those dishes to experiment with and see how it goes. The flavors were good. I think the "chilled soup for dinner thing" was just something we were sooooo not used to.

    I really hope you like it though.

  3. It LOOKS beautiful, but I'm with you on this one... I just don't think I'd like it.

    Gorgeous presentation though!

  4. I love avocados and hope to try this sometime this summer!

  5. I am an Avocado freak - I would love this!

  6. Elizabeth... If you get really brave you could try this...