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Broccoli and Red Bell Pepper Soup

Broccoli and Red Bell Pepper Soup

2 Tbs butter
1 onion, finely chopped
1 pound of broccoli (chop both florets and stems)
2 1/2 cups vegetable stock
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into quarters
2-3 tablespoons of yogurt (if you like)
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large saucepan, melt the butter and cook the onion
until it becomes translucent. Put all the broccoli (except
one cup of the florets) into the saucepan and cook until
the broccoli begins to soften. Add the vegetable stock and
bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and allow to
simmer for about 20 minutes.

While this is simmering, bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a
boil and add the remaining florets until they become
tender. Remove the florets and place them in cool water
(this helps them keep their bright color).

On a broiler pan, place the red peppers shiny-side up and
broil them for about 10 minutes or until the skin becomes
blistered. Turn them over fairly often so as to avoid
burning. Remove the peppers from the broiler, allow to
cool, and remove the skin. Chop them into small pieces.

When the soup mixture is done simmering, place it in
batches into a blender and puree it until it is smooth.
Return it to the saucepan and add the yogurt if you choose
to do so and the remaining florets.

Serve in soup bowls with the red bell peppers sprinkled
over the top as a garnish.

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January 12, 2009 - Posted by | Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dinner, Famous Recipes, Food, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. this sounds real good …i am a soup lover .. but i never tried brocolli with bell peppers .. sounds interesting though … will surely try it … Laila http://limeandlemon.wordpress.com/

    Comment by limeandlemon | January 12, 2009 | Reply


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