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Roasted Tomato and Pepper Soup

 Roasted Tomato and Pepper Soup
You’ll want to capture the rich flavor of roasted tomato, pepper, onion and garlic in this colorful soup. Add cubed bread pieces for the perfect light vegetarian meal. —Debby Harden, Williamston, Michigan
4 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Cook: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 2 medium sweet red peppers, quartered and seeded
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 carton (32 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 slices day-old French bread (1 inch thick), crusts removed and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Place tomatoes and peppers, cut side down, in a 15-in. x 10-in. x
  • 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes. Turn tomatoes and
  • peppers; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until skins are blistered and
  • blackened.
  • Immediately place peppers and tomatoes in a large bowl; cover and let
  • stand for 10 minutes. Peel off and discard skins; coarsely chop
  • tomatoes and peppers.
  • In a large saucepan, saute onions in oil until tender. Add the

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Roasted Tomato and Pepper Soup (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • garlic, cumin and coriander; saute 1 minute longer. Add the broth,
  • tomatoes and peppers. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer,
  • uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  • Stir in the bread, vinegar, salt and pepper; heat through. Sprinkle
  • servings with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 193 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 781 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 8 g protein.