Feta Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Soup


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.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 servings


  • 2 red bell peppers

  • 1 ½ cups diced onion

  • 1 ½ cups diced celery

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 tablespoons sour cream

  • 3 fluid ounces Merlot wine

  • ¾ cup milk

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 8 ounces crumbled feta cheese

  • 8 large mint leaves


  1. 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.

  2. 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 (per serving)

139 Calories
8g Fat
9g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 139
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 1092mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 43mg 215%
Calcium 198mg 15%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 264mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.