Spiced roasted red pepper soup with feta

    35 min

    This richly flavoured soup features roasted red peppers and feta, but that's certainly not all! Spiced with garlic, cumin, coriander and cayenne pepper, this is great served as a amuse bouche or starter.

    35 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 2 red peppers
    • 175g diced onion
    • 175g diced celery
    • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3 tablespoons soured cream
    • 90ml merlot wine
    • 175ml milk
    • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 225g crumbled feta cheese
    • 8 large mint leaves

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat the grill. Place red peppers a few inches from the heat, and grill until blackened, turning frequently to roast evenly. Remove from the oven, cool slightly and peel. Remove seeds, and chop into 2.5cm pieces.
    2. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat, and coat lightly with some oil or 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 soured 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.

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    Good flavor, way too salty though. I'd recommend losing or dramatically reducing the 1/4 cup of soy sauce, depending on the feta.  -  17 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  22 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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!  -  01 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)