This soup is so fragrant and yummy! Chipotle chili adds a delicious smoky flavor, but the soup is mild in spice. This is my favorite soup; it is so easy to make, you must give it a try!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, and cook until it begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, basil, and sun-dried tomatoes; cook and stir until the garlic has softened, about 2 minutes more. Pour in the water along with the chipotle pepper, bay leaf, bouillon, and vinegar. Add the peas, and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 15 minutes.

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  • Remove the soup from the heat, and discard the chipotle pepper and bay leaf. Carefully puree the soup until silky smooth in batches in a blender, or use an immersion blender right in the saucepan. Serve the soup with a sprinkle of Gruyere cheese and freshly ground black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

162.5 calories; 8.5 g protein; 13.2 g carbohydrates; 18.2 mg cholesterol; 223.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2009
Dried chipotles were an ingredient in another recipe I was making. I was unable to find them and bought a small can of chipotles in adobo instead. I found this recipe while looking for ways to polish of the aforementioned can. Had I found the dried variety in the first place I probably would never have made this recipe. I am glad I did find it because the flavors are complex and tasty! I diced one of the chipotles in adobo and left it in. There was a little too much liquid for my preference so I will add more peas or cut the amount of liquid next time. I also used chicken broth instead of water (and left out the boullion cube). While the color of the soup will probably keep it out of any food blogs it could be dresssed up with a sour cream/yogurt garnish for guests. I will definitely make this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/07/2009
I had expected more depth of flavor than this delivered. Perhaps it was too much water in proportion to the other ingredients. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2009
Dried chipotles were an ingredient in another recipe I was making. I was unable to find them and bought a small can of chipotles in adobo instead. I found this recipe while looking for ways to polish of the aforementioned can. Had I found the dried variety in the first place I probably would never have made this recipe. I am glad I did find it because the flavors are complex and tasty! I diced one of the chipotles in adobo and left it in. There was a little too much liquid for my preference so I will add more peas or cut the amount of liquid next time. I also used chicken broth instead of water (and left out the boullion cube). While the color of the soup will probably keep it out of any food blogs it could be dresssed up with a sour cream/yogurt garnish for guests. I will definitely make this again! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2009
Dried chipotles were an ingredient in another recipe I was making. I was unable to find them and bought a small can of chipotles in adobo instead. I found this recipe while looking for ways to polish of the aforementioned can. Had I found the dried variety in the first place I probably would never have made this recipe. I am glad I did find it because the flavors are complex and tasty! I diced one of the chipotles in adobo and left it in. There was a little too much liquid for my preference so I will add more peas or cut the amount of liquid next time. I also used chicken broth instead of water (and left out the boullion cube). While the color of the soup will probably keep it out of any food blogs it could be dresssed up with a sour cream/yogurt garnish for guests. I will definitely make this again! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2008
I don't know what the reviewer above stated. The instructions for the peas are right there. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2008
i enjoyed this recipe alot...next time tho i should use fresh peas in the summer...i used sweet frozen peas and chipotle powder coz didn't have a real one...but i scaled it to two and ate it all...thanks for the recipe will for sure make it again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2008
What about the peas?!? Not in the instructions!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/07/2009
I had expected more depth of flavor than this delivered. Perhaps it was too much water in proportion to the other ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2010
Very good soup. I doubled the pepper to add a bit more zing and bumped up to 1/3 c Gruyere for creaminess. Good texture and flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/28/2009
Very good but I did not care for the cheese that the recipe called for. I think that I will use mozzarella cheese next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2010
Wow is all I have to say. Period. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2009
This soup has amazing flavor!! An unforgettable taste and so easy to make. Thanks so much Chelsea for your wonderful recipe. Read More
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