Monday, March 7, 2011

Chilled Papaya Bisque

I'm baaaack! :)

Finally, after days of cloudy, windy, rainy weather, we have some sun! WOO! So, I decided to grill for dinner. We had a giant papaya and pineapple laying in the fruit bowl, so I threw together this wonderful chilled fruit soup to go with the grilled entree. And, since we ended up with a ton of alcohol after the wedding, I thought I'd add some rum into the mix to give it a little kick. Cuz I'm like that. ;) By substituting cashew cream for dairy, this soup gives you all the creamy goodness while avoiding the unhealthy fats.

This recipe was so fun to throw together. I had friends over for dinner and they were amazed at how quickly it turned into yummy goodness! I love entertaining. :D

Chilled Papaya Bisque

4 cups papaya, blended
1/4 cup papaya, diced small
2 Tbsp. papaya seeds
4 cups pineapple, blended
1/2 cup cashew cream (see recipe below)
1/2 cup Orange-Mango juice
2 shots dark rum (optional)

Stir all ingredients together in a large bowl and serve garnished with a swirl of cashew cream.

How to make cashew cream:
1 cup raw cashews
3/4 cup water
Blend until smooth!


JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Wow, I never knew you could use the seeds!!! I love papaya - I eat it everyday with my breakfast, but I think I am going to have to try this! Maybe even when we have friends over. You never cease to amaze me, really! :)

Glad you are back!

Lyra said...

Thanks, Jenn! The seeds are great in small quantities. They taste vaguely like black pepper, very slightly bitter, but have a toxin that can cause lower pulse rate in large quantities. So, I use only a little from time to time. :)

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Huh! So cool! Thanks for the tip. I will try a few next time.

Hillary said...

This looks so pretty in the martini glass!

coldestcaress said...

Vegan? Papaya? RUM?

OK I'm totally sold on this. Good show.

Sammie said...

Pineapple, papaya and cashews are a few of my favorite things! I love the martini glass for serving.

Recipe contests said...

I feel like chilled soup doesn't get as much recognition as it deserves - I love it! Thanks for the recipe!

Take care,
-- Chelsey

David Verdo said...

This soup is really very tasty. I like it............:)
Gluten Free