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Heated Chilled Bell Pepper Soup

Just because this is a chilled soup, doesn’t mean it can’t be hot too! Peppers add a nice heat to this spicy chilled bell pepper soup to provide a kick that contrasts so well with the coldness that it makes you keep going for another spoonful!

4 servings

Spicy Chilled Bell Pepper Soup
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Ingredients

  • 4 medium Ontario greenhouse bell peppers (red, yellow or orange)
  • 2 pounds (908 g) Ontario greenhouse tomatoes
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 Scotch Bonnet chilies, finely chopped, stems and seeds discarded
  • ¼ cup and 2 tbsp. (93 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups (500 ml) chicken stock
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup (125 ml) cream
  • Salt and white pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Coat the Ontario greenhouse bell peppers with a thin layer of olive oil.
  2. On high heat, roast bell peppers on gas burner racks or on a barbeque until skins are black.
  3. Transfer to a medium bowl, cover and chill. Cut in half, remove black skin and discard the stem and seeds.
  4. Bring water to a boil. Score the bottom of Ontario greenhouse tomatoes, reduce heat and blanch the tomatoes in simmering water for about 30 seconds, then place in an ice bath.
  5. Peel and chop the tomatoes. Reserve the juices.
  6. In a 4 quart saucepan over medium heat, add 1 tbsp. (15 ml) of oil, onions, garlic, chilies, 1 tsp. (5 g) salt and ¼ tsp. (2 g) pepper. Sauté for 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes, the tomato juice, bell peppers, broth and ¼ tsp. (2 g) salt. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Purée soup in a blender, then strain. Add cream and season with salt and white pepper to taste.
  8. Chill the soup and serve.

Notes

per serving (642 g): Calories 380, Fat 27 g (42 %), Saturated Fat 6 g + Trans Fat 0 g (30 %), Cholesterol 15 mg, Sodium 210 mg (9 %), Carbohydrate 32 g (11 %), Fibre 5 g (20%), Sugars 15 g, Protein 8 g, Vit A (20 %), Vit C (530 %), Calcium (8 %), Iron (15 %). % = % Daily Value

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This recipe was kindly provided by our featured member, Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers.

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