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Lunchtime Hospitality: Roasted Red Pepper and Zucchini Soup

Roasted Red Pepper and Zucchini Soup

The subtle flavor of the zucchini is the perfect compliment to the roasted red peppers in this soup.  With only a little bit of garlic and oregano, I kept the seasoning simple in this recipe so that the vegetables could shine.  Despite the weather warming up, this is a great soup to have during the spring and summer months.  Serve with a crusty baguette and a salad for the perfect meal!

Roasted Red Pepper and Zucchini Soup

  • 8 oz roasted red peppers, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 Tbs dry oregano
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste
  • Aleppo red pepper flakes (optional)

In a dutch oven, or large pot, heat 2 Tbs olive oil over medium heat.  Add garlic and let sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Add roasted red peppers and zucchini and sauté for 10 minutes.  Add oregano, as well as salt and pepper to taste.

Pour vegetable broth and cream over the peppers and zucchini mixture.  Bring to a boil for a couple minutes.

Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Remove from heat, and using an immersion blender, blend the soup to a smooth consistency.

Return to heat and adjust seasoning to taste.  If you feel the soup needs more of a “kick”, add 1 tsp or so of aleppo red pepper flakes.

 

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41 comments on “Lunchtime Hospitality: Roasted Red Pepper and Zucchini Soup

  1. Cloches & Lavender
    May 21, 2013

    This sounds like a keeper for me. Thanks.

  2. Mama's Gotta Bake
    May 21, 2013

    Kenley, my favorite meal has always been soup, salad & baguette! This soup looks light and delicious for the summer months!

  3. I am just so glad we don’t live any closer to each other…I would be as big as a house♥

    • Green Door Hospitality
      May 22, 2013

      Haha! This comment made me smile. 🙂 Hmmm…Florida and Texas…. only a few states in between (and two giant states that we each live in).
      Thanks Laurie!
      Kenley

  4. tableofcolors
    May 21, 2013

    I find that the roasted red pepper gives such a wonderful, rich flavor to puréed vegetable soups. Perfect for a hot summer day!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      May 22, 2013

      Thanks! I agree — the roasted red peppers are such a great compliment to so many soups!
      Kenley

  5. leaner by the lake
    May 21, 2013

    Wondering if I could use coconut cream instead of dairy cream…hmm. This looks so good! I love when you post the soup recipes cause those are such standbys in our home.

    • Green Door Hospitality
      May 22, 2013

      Eileen, the coconut cream should work just fine. And then just tweak any seasoning needed to balance out the soup. 🙂
      Glad to hear you like my soups. 😉

  6. Home Seasons
    May 21, 2013

    The peppers and zucchini probably won’t make it to the soup because the garlic saute sounds too delicious already!

  7. lulu
    May 21, 2013

    Yum, this does sound tasty to a gal who loves soup. I’m betting this would be equally good hot or cold.

  8. apuginthekitchen
    May 21, 2013

    Really delicious soup, I really love the combination of the roasted peppers and zucchini. I would eat this chilled or room temperature on a hot day.

  9. the Painted Apron
    May 22, 2013

    This sounds divine, zucchini is one of my very favorites as are red peppers. I just planted some in the garden and hopefully will have lots to cook with! This is a great summer recipe, thanks Kenley!
    Jenna

    • Green Door Hospitality
      May 22, 2013

      Thanks Jenna! Hope you enjoy it! And I am so looking forward to our zucchini plants this year too! 🙂

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  11. now at home mom
    May 23, 2013

    oh! yes, I am bookmarking this one for me to do as soon as I get my hands on zucchini! Thanks Kenley! 🙂

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  13. Jueseppi B.
    May 24, 2013

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    Yummy.

    • Green Door Hospitality
      May 26, 2013

      Thanks for the comment, and for the re-blog!
      Kenley

      • Jueseppi B.
        May 27, 2013

        Always my pleasure. Thank you. 😉

  14. fI love soups. This looks great and easy enough for even me to try.

  15. gotasté
    May 27, 2013

    Kenley I love this recipe. roasted red pepper is sure to add great flavour to the rest of ingredients! yum!!!……danny

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  17. Valentina
    May 29, 2013

    This is delicious!

  18. The Healthy Epicurean
    May 29, 2013

    I make soup so often that I’m always looking for new ideas – this one looks really delicious…

  19. kalamitykelli
    May 29, 2013

    I LOVE soups! This one looks wonderful so I pinned it to my soup board and I pinned it on RecipeNewZ too!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      May 30, 2013

      Thanks so much Kelli! Appreciate the pinning on both your board and on RecipeNewZ! By the way, thanks so much for talking about RecipeNewZ and My Recipe Magic yesterday! I went and signed up for both and now am awaiting to hear back on ‘chef status’ for recipe magic. Such awesome sites!!
      Kenley

      • kalamitykelli
        May 30, 2013

        Yay! Both are great and for different reasons – My pictures are NEVER going to get accepted to Tastespotting or FoodGawker and honestly, my friends say they don’t get as much traffic from either of those places unlike RecipNewZ and My Recipe magic so I’m glad I can share my great experiences with both these sites!

      • Green Door Hospitality
        May 30, 2013

        🙂 Thanks again! 🙂

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