Lisa found this recipe on VeganYumYum, and features a sweet roasted red pepper coulis atop a hearty, savory broccoli and lentil soup. A great quick weeknight meal!
Wow, so that seemed easy…
It was totally easy — and it’s delicious! I love the Roasted Pepper “Dave” Coulis-er!
Yeah the Coulis-o is pretty rockin’ (rappin’?)… though maybe a little less maple syrup next time? Anyway, I like the way all the flavors come together.
I know what this reminds me of!
Split pea soup!
Ewww! I don’t like split pea.
Yes you do, I made it for you once and you said you liked it.
Hmmm, did I say that?
Broccoli Lentil Soup with Roasted Pepper Coulis
2 Cups broccoli, chopped
1/2 cup shallots, finely chopped
1/2 cup green Lentils
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp chili powder
1 veggie boullion cube
2 cups water
3/4 cup soy milk
Roasted Pepper Coulis
1 red bell pepper
1 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 tsp chili powder
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
Pita chips, to garnish
In a dutch oven, heat a pan over medium-high heat and add vegetable oil to coat the bottom. Add the shallots. Once they start to brown, add the lentils and cumin and stir for a minute or two. Add water, broccoli, and the boullion cube, turn the heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer for about 30 minutes until the lentils are tender but still firm.
Meanwhile, roast the red pepper over a high flame until blackened (alternatively, coat the pepper with some oil and place under a broiler, turning regularly until blackened and blistered, about 10 minutes). Place the pepper in a closed paper bag for 10-15 minutes until cooled. Brush the charred skin off with a paper towel, then remove the stem, seeds, and cut into quarters. Add the roasted bell pepper and the remaining coulis ingredients into a food processor. Blend well until smooth, and set aside to let the flavors intensify.
When the soup is ready, use an immersion blender to blend the soup to a smooth consistency: it will be very thick. Add soy milk to thin the soup as desired.
Place soup in bowls. Add 1/2 of the coulis on top of each bowl of soup and top with pita chips.