Roasted Red Pepper & Pear Soup

Ottawa Athletic Club Recipe of the Week

October 9th, 2019

Warm-up this fall with this spicy soup!

See below for the full recipe.
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Prep Time: 10 Mins             Cook Time: 60 Mins            Total Time: 1 hr 10 Mins

This soup is chock full of nutrients! Red peppers contain more than 200 percent of your daily vitamin C intake, they’re also a great source of vitamin B6 and folate! Not to mention, Pears are naturally high in vitamins C and K, as well as nutrients such as copper.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 3 large red bell peppers, sliced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • 2 Anjou pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1 (32-oz.) container fat-free chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp dried crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Dash of ground red pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Melt butter with oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat; add bell pepper and next 3 ingredients, and sauté 8 to 10 minutes or until tender.
  2. Stir in chicken broth and next 4 ingredients. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool 20 minutes.
  3. Process soup, in batches, in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape downsides. Return to Dutch oven, and keep warm until ready to serve. Garnish, if desired.

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