Roasted Pepper Soup

This pretty soup is made with colored, roasted or grilled peppers which intensifies the flavor. Choose your own garnishes, or use those suggested below. Use the best quality extra virgin olive oil to drizzle on top.

I use cooked potatoes to thicken this soup which makes it much lighter than soups using cream. Although you can use whatever colored peppers you want, I always mix red and yellow peppers which gives me this rich orange color.

 
Why Healthy

  • Peppers are rich in carotenoids, a pigment that helps to boost immunity, and to fight cancer and heart disease. One small red pepper gives you up to three times your daily requirement of vitamin C.
  • Using potatoes to thicken the soup instead of cream creates a lighter, healthier soup.

 

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Roasted Pepper Soup

A delicious, vibrant colored soup that is great year round.

Yield: Serves 6

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 50 mins

Ingredients:

2 Yellow and 2 red Bell Peppers
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Small Onion, Chopped
3 Garlic Cloves, Minced
1 Medium Potato, Cut Into Large Dice
3 Cups Homemade Chicken Broth
Salt & Pepper
Olive Oil To Drizzle
To Garnish:
Use Homemade Garlic Croutons, Grilled Shrimp, Or Chopped Chives
Instructions

Directions:

Brush the peppers with a little oil and grill until the skins are blackened and blistered.
Place in a plastic bag for 15 minutes.
Add the rest of the oil in a pot, and saute the onions and garlic for about 5 minutes.
Add the broth, potato and cook 15 minutes.
Remove the core, seeds and peel from the peppers and coarsely chop.
Add to the soup mixture and cook another 10 minutes.
In a food processor, pulse the mixture until it is smooth.
Return to the pot, taste, and season with salt and pepper as needed.
Serve warm with your garnish of choice.

 

One Response to “Artichoke Salsa”

  1. Lynn — May 16, 2012 @ 2:50 am

    What a clever way to use artichokes! They are abundant now where I live and I’m always looking for new ways to use vegetables. Because the hubby and I are mediterranean type food buffs, this is perfect. Happy to have found you :-)

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