Beyond delicious! Didn't have time to make collard greens pesto so just used a dollop of regular pesto....Perfect!
Smoky Red Pepper Soup
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Allison R. Banks
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Total: 1 Hour, 25 Minutes
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 6 large red bell peppers, chopped
- 3 medium carrots, chopped
- 1 large sweet onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 5 cups vegetable broth
- 2 bay leaves
- 1/4 cup whipping cream
- Collard Green Pistou
- 1. Melt butter in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat; add bell peppers and next 2 ingredients. Saute 12 to 15 minutes or until onion is golden. Stir in garlic and next 4 ingredients. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes.
- 2. Add broth and bay leaves; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring often, 25 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaves.
- 3. Process soup with a handheld blender until smooth. Stir in cream, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook over medium heat 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve with Collard Green Pistou.
- Note: If you don't have a handheld blender, let mixture cool slightly after Step 2; process mixture, in batches, in a regular blender until smooth. Return mixture to Dutch oven, and proceed with recipe as directed in Step 3.
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