Roasted Eggplant And Garlic Soup With Sweet Red Pepper Recipe

Summary

Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexHealthy
CuisineCourse
MethodDish
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

 Eggplant1 Pound (1 Medium Sized)
 Garlic bulb1⁄2
 Sweet red pepper1
 Chicken broth2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Beef broth1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Olive oil2 Tablespoon
 Oregano1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Freshly ground black pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Herb croutons1 Cup (16 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 592 Calories from Fat 325

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 36 g55.9%

Saturated Fat 4.7 g23.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 2300.9 mg95.9%

Total Carbohydrates 60 g20.1%

Dietary Fiber 23.7 g95%

Sugars 18.2 g

Protein 15 g30.9%

Vitamin A 85.1% Vitamin C 289.1%

Calcium 11.2% Iron 20.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350° F.
Pierce the eggplant with a fork in several places.
Put it in a small roasting pan and cook for 15 minutes.
Break a whole bulb of garlic in half and add a half bulb to the roasting pan with the red pepper.
Bake the vegetables until they are very tender.
The pepper and garlic will take about 30 minutes, the eggplant 45 minutes.
To test, the pepper and eggplant should collapse when pressed with a fork.
The garlic should be tender when pierced with a paring knife.
Put the pepper in a plastic bag until it's cool enough to handle (this loosens the skin).
Peel, seed, and dice it.
Peel the garlic and eggplant.
Puree them together in a food processor or blender.
The soup can be prepared ahead to this point.
In a large saucepan, whisk together the eggplant and garlic puree, broth, olive oil, oregano, and black pepper.
Bring the soup to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in the diced red pepper.
Just before serving, sprinkle each portion with croutons.
Do this at the last moment, so that they won't be mushy.
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