Vegetable Soup and Roasted Pepper Salad

Vegetable soup, roasted pepper salad, and Chase Hill Farm Cheddar Cheese for shredding.

Despite the fact that it was nearing on 80F yesterday muggy and just plain depressing with the impending New England storm this Friday afternoon, we decided we wanted soup!  So, I am pleased to present the winter version of the Mother Salad.  The Every-Changing, Slightly Bland, Perfect for Winter and Sick Days, Why are We Having This Again Soup.  It will feature a lot this winter, as it is quick, comforting and easy to modify with whatever you have on hand.  It is great with salad and/or toast, shredded cheese, leftover beans or grains, anything you like, really.

With some of the last of our CSA stuff, we made our garlicky roasted pepper dip as a dressing for baby greens and endive.  It was quite good, with the creamy sweet peppers balancing out the bright bitterness of the endive.

Roasted Pepper Salad; roasted peppers in a garlicky mayo sauce over greens.

Our soup is always started with some Allium browning in some fat.  Last night, it was onions and garlic in bacon fat.  Then, we added the potatoes, carrots and turnip until they began to brown a little, too.  Add water until you think you have enough broth, tomatoes, herbs, and simmer until everything is a tender as you like.  Turn off the heat, stir in greens and serve.  By the time you get to the tables, the green will be wilted to perfection, still bright green, crunchy but tender.  A cacophony of mellow tastes to sooth the soul

Vegetable Soup, with onions, garlic, potatoes, carrots, hakurai turnips, turnip greens, tomatoes and herbs and bouillon for seasoning.

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3 Responses to Vegetable Soup and Roasted Pepper Salad

  1. Roasted red peppers in mayo sounds good! I love a roasted red pepper soup. Easy recipe that is extremely tasty: Boil & bring to a simmer roasted red peppers, grated orange peel, orange juice, chicken broth, chopped onions and salt, then puree it. You could probably even pressure can it and have it during the winter if you wanted a break from the Every-Changing, Slightly Bland, Perfect for Winter and Sick Days, Why are We Having This Again Soup! 🙂

  2. Pingback: Vegetables of the Week: Garlic Scapes, Napa Cabbage, Beets, Dill, and Endive | The Lovely Locavore Ladies of Boston

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