Christmas in a Bowl: Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Goat Cheese and Herb Marbles

December 21, 2012 in Appetizers, Vegetarian Entrees

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Christmas in a Bowl:
Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Goat Cheese and Herb Marbles

Nothing adds festive-ness to a holiday table like red and green food. Red soup + green and white marbles = Christmas in a Bowl.

There is something about roasting that makes red bell peppers swoon-worthy. Sweet. Soft. Smoky. And, importantly, at this time of year: RED.

I saw Giada make goat cheese “marbles” and add them to a cream soup and so I thought they might add a nice tart tang to this sweet creamy Roasted Red Pepper soup. You could also use a favorite tomato soup recipe if you like.

For the “marbles,” I used equal parts cream cheese and goat cheese – ¬†and lots of minced parsley. You could use any herb you like. Hm m m m…. might try rosemary next time . . . .

I love soups that you can throw in a blender or take a stick blender to. I put this soup through a fine mesh strainer to remove the pulpy-ness. It is a lovely Christmas first course. The goat cheese marbles melt right into the soup when you stir them, adding a nice herb tang.

Please pardon the irresistible pun on my part: Have a Souper Christmas, Everyone! Read the rest of this entry →

Romesco Soup

March 24, 2010 in Healthy Fare, Side Dishes, Vegetarian Entrees

Just a light, simple soup today. I came across a similar recipe in Cooking Light which used jarred roasted red peppers – why not roast your own and save some money while adding freshness and flavor? It’s also stretched out with lentils, adding protein and fiber too. Read the rest of this entry →