Can you tell I like soup?
Many recipes posted on this blog are soup or stew. That’s because I really learned to cook while living in Ukraine. Soup is a staple there, so I developed an appetite for it… maybe even a flair for it…
This is the recipe of a friend of mine that lives in Jerusalem. She had made the soup for me on a previous visit, and I fell in love with it for various reasons. It is healthy, very tasty, and easy. Still it is a wonderful recipe for entertaining; although it is filled with robust vegetables, it can be fancy too–something special for a dinner party or birthday party meal.
My friend made the soup yesterday and gave me the recipe, so I am passing it on to you.
We are off to the Old City today, so tomorrow, hopefully, I will have some food photos to post… enjoy your soup…
Red Pepper Soup
2-3 T olive oil
2 large onions roughly chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
4 large carrots, peeled and cut into pieces
5 large red peppers, cut into large pieces
1 raw sweet potato, peeled and cut into squares
2 fresh pears, leave skin on, cut into pieces
5-6 Cups of chicken broth
1 T fresh parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot, heat oil and saute all the vegetables and pears for 10 minutes. Add broth and simmer for 45 minutes. Puree vegetables and stock with hand-held blender.
Garnish with a dollop of sour cream or croutons. Sprinkle fresh chopped parsley on top.
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