Thursday, July 30, 2009

Roasted-Red Pepper Soup

I am on a basil roll over here.......anything with basil, I'm doin' it! That little basil plant in the pot on my deck just keeps growing!Check out my other recipes with basil here and here.... This is my latest creation with basil...Red-Pepper soup....Just wonderful!!!!.....I clipped it out of Better Homes and Gardens last month....and pretty soon when the tomatoes are really here you can use fresh instead of canned.
If you'd like to try it, gather up your ingredients and let's get started....

3 small chopped garlic cloves
1 small chopped onion
olive oil
1 15 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 12oz. jar drained roasted red peppers
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup packed fresh basil
1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
salt and pepper
sour cream for garnish

Saute 3 chopped garlic cloves and 1 small chopped onion with 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large pot over medium heat for 6 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes, roasted red peppers and chicken broth. Cook for 15 minutes. In a food processor blend basil, vinegar and sugar....add to soup mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste. When serving put a dollop of sour cream with fresh chopped basil on top. Serves 6.

This soup is fresh and wonderful for summer.....enjoy.


marzipanmom said...

The color is fantastic! Looks scrumptious!

Denise @ Life on Stepping Stone Lane said...

Ahhhh! That looks good! I LOVE fresh basil!! I will have a bowl, please and thank you!!

3rdEyeMuse said...

it sounds and looks really good ... have you made a bruschetta (sp?) topping with your basil, yet? I bet that would be really, really good, too. :)

Joy Beadworks said...

Yum. Some good bread and butter, and I'm in heaven.