Creamy Bacon and Avocado Soup

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    45 min

    A super-easy recipe for a hearty soup. This creamy soup is made with chicken stock, avocados, cream and white wine as its base. It gets a decent helping of crumbled bacon added, just before serving.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 225g streaky bacon
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 2 sticks celery, chopped
    • 1 litre chicken stock
    • 2 avocados, peeled, pitted and chopped
    • 125ml white wine
    • 1 lime, juiced
    • 250ml double cream
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. In a frying pan over medium heat, cook the bacon until evenly brown. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon bacon fat in the frying pan, chop and set aside. Place onion and celery in the frying pan and cook until tender.
    2. Transfer the onion and celery to a liquidiser or food processor. Pour in 1/2 the chicken stock, add avocados and blend until smooth.
    3. Transfer liquidised mixture to a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in remaining stock, wine, lime juice and double cream. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until heated through, but do not boil. Garnish with chopped bacon to serve.

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    Reviews in English (29)

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    15

    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.  -  21 Sep 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    10

    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  -  24 May 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    7

    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.  -  21 Sep 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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