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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4 Comments Add yours
I seriously love that you can see the steam curls coming up from the bowl of soup!
Did you take the photo!?
Thanks, Brittany. All the photography is mine…
I like soup too. It keeps me going in the winter. Fortunatly, my considerate wife makes soup for me regularly. We need to try this one as well.
Who would have thought you were so talented!