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Soup's On: Corn and Roasted Red Pepper Rainbow Soup

Soup's On: Corn and Roasted Red Pepper Rainbow Soup

I first learned about rainbow soups while reading The New Basics. Since then, I make them all the time! A rainbow soup is basically two different soups that when combined, make one delicious dish. This version features a cooling corn soup and a spicy red pepper puree. The recipes are so simple — minimal chopping, few ingredients — it's not that much harder than making one soup. Ok yes, you do have to wash two pots, but the final result is rewarding, delicious, and totally worth it. This soup would make a stunning starter to an arty dinner. To see how I made it,

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Corn and Roasted Red Pepper Rainbow Soup

Corn and Roasted Red Pepper Rainbow Soup

Corn and Roasted Red Pepper Rainbow Soup

Ingredients

4 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 onion, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
One 16-oz. package frozen corn kernels, thawed
One 16-oz. jar roasted red peppers, undrained
1/2 cup salad croutons, plus more for garnish
1 tsp. ground cumin
Two 14-ounce cans chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 cup sour cream
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Hot sauce

Directions

  1. In each of 2 medium saucepans, heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium-low heat.
  2. Add half of the onion and garlic to each pan and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 7 minutes.
  3. Add the corn to one pan, and add the roasted red peppers with their brine along with the croutons and cumin to the other pan.
  4. Add 1 can chicken broth to each pan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer both soups, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes.
  5. Stir the sour cream into the corn soup.
  6. Using a hand blender, puree each soup in its pan; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Season the pepper soup with hot sauce to taste.
  8. To serve, using two measuring cups, pour the soups simultaneously into opposite sides of each bowl; top with croutons.

Serves 4.


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ESTONE ESTONE 8 years
This looks so good and healthy too.
guinnevere guinnevere 8 years
i like my soups chunky, so i think i'd add some more corn and mix in at the end. yum!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Looks nice but I don't think I would like it...
Advah Advah 8 years
It's beautiful! Both soups like amazing, would have never thought of mixing soups together though. Will try that this weekend! :)
designergirl designergirl 8 years
Looks lovely and colorful!
designergirl designergirl 8 years
Looks lovely and colorful!
FactCheckinCuz FactCheckinCuz 8 years
this looks exactly like the one my mom makes except hers is strictly pepper - she uses roasted red and roasted yellow peppers.
LaPerla2 LaPerla2 8 years
I'm drooling. I'm making this next week...oh how tasty!
refined101 refined101 8 years
Wow, what a gorgeous creation! Now I'm going to have to research and find other soup combos. Then just add some crusty bread from my bread machine and it's a meal from heaven!
andrennabird andrennabird 8 years
that looks so pretty! i might serve regular store bought soup in a similar manner just because it looks so pretty when it's served.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 8 years
Red pepper soup is SO GOOD
nancita nancita 8 years
Wow, this is really beautiful! I've never seen one of these before.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 8 years
Yum!!!
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 8 years
Yum!!!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
Looks very yummy. Did you mean to put ARTY dinner as a play on words?
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 8 years
beautiful pictures party!this seems like a really delicious soup indeed.
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 8 years
beautiful pictures party! this seems like a really delicious soup indeed.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
i might try this. whole foods use to sell this corn and red pepper chowder that was SO good, but they don't carry it anymore.
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