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Maine Medical Center - Chilled Roasted Red Pepper Soup
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Chilled Roasted Red Pepper Soup

  • 7 red bell peppers (2 ¾ pounds)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 small boiling potato
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 ½ cups water
  • 2 cups broth (low sodium, fat free)
  • 1 medium tomato

Accompaniment: lime wedges

Quick-roast and peel peppers. Chop onion. Peel potato and cut into ¼-inch dice. In a 5-quart heavy kettle heat oil over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking and saute onion, potato, and cumin, stirring, 5 minutes. Add roasted peppers, water and broth and simmer, covered, 20 minutes, or until vegetables are very tender.

While soup is cooking, peel and seed tomato.

Puree soup in batches with tomato in a blender (use caution when blending hot liquids), transferring to a bowl, and season with salt and pepper. Cool soup. Chill soup, covered, at least 4 hours and up to 2 days. Adjust seasoning. Yield 8 servings.

Serve soup with lime wedges.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Calories 56
Fat 1.75 g
Protein 1.6 g
Carbohydrate 8 g
Sodium 144 mg

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