Roasted red peppers are featured in this intriguing pureed soup with onion, celery, red wine and mint. This is a very hearty soup, I recommend serving 6 to 8 ounces as an appetizer. Very good garnished with crispy bacon bits and mint.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat your oven's broiler. Place red bell peppers a few inches from the heat, and broil until blackened, turning frequently to roast evenly. Remove from the oven, cool slightly, and peel. Remove seeds, and chop into 1 inch pieces.

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  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat, and spray with cooking spray. Add onions, garlic and celery, and saute with the cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper and salt until onions and celery are tender. Stir in the sour cream, Merlot, milk, soy sauce, lemon juice, feta cheese, roasted pepper, and mint leaves. Transfer portions of the soup to a blender, and process until smooth. Do not fill the blender more than halfway to prevent overflow. Heat puree in a saucepan until warm.

Nutrition Facts

139 calories; protein 6.4g 13% DV; carbohydrates 9.1g 3% DV; fat 7.8g 12% DV; cholesterol 29.4mg 10% DV; sodium 1092mg 44% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2007
It is a very good soup. Based on previous reviews I didn't use any salt and only half of soy sauce no wine. I get feta cheese from Costco and often it goes bad as we don't eat that much feta that fast. This is a great recipe to use it up. It is fairly time and labor consuming so I wouldn't use it as a quick meal idea. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/02/2003
Good flavor way too salty though. I'd recommend losing or dramatically reducing the 1/4 cup of soy sauce depending on the feta. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
03/01/2003
Good flavor way too salty though. I'd recommend losing or dramatically reducing the 1/4 cup of soy sauce depending on the feta. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2007
It is a very good soup. Based on previous reviews I didn't use any salt and only half of soy sauce no wine. I get feta cheese from Costco and often it goes bad as we don't eat that much feta that fast. This is a great recipe to use it up. It is fairly time and labor consuming so I wouldn't use it as a quick meal idea. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2006
I thought this was a very good soup although I too found it a little on the salty side and also thought the feta overpowered the other ingredients. Next time I'll try less salt and less feta. Overall though we really liked this recipe. Thanks for posting! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2008
Fantastic! Restaurant quality soup. Cut the soy sauce down to 1/2 tsp reduce the feta eliminate the salt and cut the cayenne in half and you've got a winner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2008
A really wonderful dish. I substituted jarred red peppers which saved a lot of time. I also reduced the cayenne pepper by half because of my kids' sensitive palates and omitted the salt--folks can always add salt to taste. It still had a nice kick to it. My nine year old son who's a picky eater LOVED it. I served it as an appetizer to another great recipie on this site Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Blue Cheese-Chive Butter. It was a great meal all around! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/02/2003
This recipe was unique and although at first taste neither my husband or I really cared for it it did grow on us. It is strong and as was noted in another recipe salty. I deleted the salt because the soy sauce adds plenty on its own. I served it garnished with sour cream and chopped pickled peppers. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/30/2012
I love the idea of this soup and think it would work with modifications but as written it is not good. We cut the salt and soy sauce in half and it is still too salty. It tastes more like feta soup than red pepper soup. I would reduce the feta by half next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2012
awesome! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2012
With a few modifications this can be a great recipe. Based on other reviews that this was too salty I used half the amount of salt and half the amount of soy sauce. This was the right amount of saltiness for us. However we found this to be a bit too hot for our tastes. The flavor was good but the heat was too much. Next time I would reduce the cayenne by at least half. I served this with grilled cheese as a "fancy" replacement for tomato soup. Read More
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