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Grilled Vegetable Soup Recipe

There are literally thousands of ways to make soup and a lot of vegetable soup recipes too. This is a very good recipe for vegetable soup because a selection of delicious, healthy vegetables are blended with chicken stock, cream and herbs. The vegetables are grilled before being added to a food processor and mixed with the other ingredients.

The soup is then cooked for almost an hour, so the vegetable flavors, cream based sauce and herbs can combine well. This soup is great served with some warm crusty bread and butter. This recipe shows that grilled vegetables can be very versatile and grilling them before making soup with them brings out their flavors.

Using colorful ingredients can result in a colorful soup or, in the case of a pureed soup, a richly colored soup in one shade. Some soups puree about two-thirds of the mixture so you do end up with some chunks. If you are using a blender to puree soup you should only fill the blender two-thirds full so puree in batches if need be.

Hand blenders (also known as stick blenders) vary in power and ability but they often tend to miss bits, at least the cheaper ones do, so you might wish to sieve the soup afterwards if you want to be sure it is fully pureed. This soup is macerated in a food processor rather than pureed so it is a bit more texture than the very creamy soups which have been through the blender.

A Recipe for Vegetable Soup Featuring Grilled Vegetables
Summary: A richly flavored soup featuring colorful vegetables which are grilled first for a smoky flavor, this soup also features heavy cream for a luxurious and decadent texture.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 4
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  • 1 red bell pepper, peeled and de-seeded
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, peeled and de-seeded
  • 1 leek
  • 3 summer squash
  • 3 cups reduced chicken stock
  • 2 fennel bulbs
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons ground fennel seeds
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 quart heavy cream
  • 1 eggplant
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 ear of corn
  • Salt and black pepper
  1. Halve the squash, leek and zucchini lengthwise.
  2. Take the kernels off the corn cob. Cut the eggplant into 2 inch chunks.
  3. Halve the bell peppers and slice the fennel bulbs into thirds.
  4. Drizzle the olive oil over the bell pepper, leek, squash, fennel, eggplant and zucchini and grill them until they are softened but not blackened.
  5. Macerate the grilled vegetables in a food processor and add the warmed chicken stock gradually.
  6. Transfer the mixture to a 4 quart soup pot.
  7. Add the cream and herbs.
  8. Cook for about 50 minutes, then strain the soup and add salt and black pepper to taste.

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Colorful veggies such as bell pepper are often used in soups because they offer appealing color. This recipe also uses summer squash, zucchini and eggplant, so you have a range of vegetables which means more dimensions to the flavor as well as a more interesting color. You can see in this picture how the vegetables will look when they are done. See how they look cooked but have not blackened or charred? That is the result you should aim for.


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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hello there, I'm Christine. Welcome to my blog where you will find a comprehensive collection of soup recipes for every season, occasion and palate. There are hundreds of soup recipes for you to try out, those which warm you up during the cooler months, and even chilled soups and dessert soups if you want to try something new.

Try making your next soup in the pressure cooker or crockpot, or prepare it in the conventional way. Choose from classics such as potato and leek soup, beef broth, French onion soup, or chicken noodle soup, or investigate a more unusual dish, like our cabbage bean soup or one of the Chinese soup recipes.

In addition to soups, broths and chowders, I have collected stew recipes, along with low-calorie, low-carb and heart-healthy options, so you can make soups which are nutritious and good for you, as well as fresh-tasting and delicious. Here at Amazing Soup Recipes, there are recipes for every taste, many of which are really quick and easy to make.

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