Ring My Bell Red Pepper Soup
heart healthy, vegan, gluten free, vegetarian, low fat, fast, easy
(Read all the way to the bottom for something nice)
Total Cost: $4.85 Serves: 4 Time to make: cook time 15 - 20 min / prep time - 5 minutes
$0.05 - 2 TBS Oil - Warm in the bottom of a good soup pan with thick bottom on medium heat
$1.00 - 1 red onion - chopped - add to pan as you are chopping
$0.05 - 2 TBS garlic - minced - careful, garlic burns easily so be very gently with it
$0.05 - 1 TBS Garam Masala - add the spices as the onion is gently softening in the pan
(click here - or ¼ tsp Coriander/ ¼ tsp Cumin/ ⅛ tsp ground fennel / ⅛ tsp cardamom)
Skip this if you don’t have these ingredients or use what you do have on hand.
$0.05 - 1 tsp ground mustard
$0.05 - ½ tsp cumin
$0.05 - 1 tsp sweet paprika
$3.00 - 3 red peppers - washed, seeds removed, sliced - add to pan as you slice
$0.25 - ½ cup water with vegetable bouillon - dissolve the bouillon cube in the water before adding it
$0.25 - ½ white wine - cost varies by how expensive your wine is.
$0.05 - ¼ tsp salt & ¼ tsp pepper - add more if needed to suit your tastes
- Simmer covered on low for about 15 - 20 minutes, stirring often
- Put in the blender and serve warm.
Variations & Serving ideas:
Add ½ inch thick slice of tofu before blending for added protein and a creamier texture without the fat
Serve with crunchy croutons on the top
Serve with a nice salad & fresh bread
Eliminate all the extra spices from the recipe for a milder version - keep the salt, .pepper, cumin at least
Total Cost: $4.85 to serve 4 - store bought or restaurant equivalent would be far more $$$, not as fresh and loaded with who knows what kinds of chemical preservatives. Make your own. It also makes you house smell lovely.
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