Roasted Poblano Pepper Soup with Cilantro Garnish

pablano soup
Spring and warmer temperatures are approaching so I thought I offer one more soup recipe for the season. Creamy Roasted Poblano Pepper Soup with Cilantro Garnish is a satisfying concoctions packed with fresh flavors. Pablano peppers generally have a mild taste so I like to roast them first, to concentrate the flavors. Feel free to substitute fat free half and half or even skim milk instead of heavy cream if you are watching your waistline!

Roasted Poblano Pepper Soup with Cilantro Garnish
4 strips bacon diced
1 onion chopped
4 poblano peppers roasted, seeded peeled and diced
4 large baking potatoes peeled and cubed
2 cloves garlic minced
4 14 ounce cans chicken stock
1 cup water
1 bay leaf
1 cup heavy cream
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 bunch cilantro
½ cup olive oil

In large soup pot cook diced bacon until it is rendering some fat. Add onions and all but 1 poblano, cook until bacon is brown and onions are clear. Add garlic and cook one minute more. Add Chicken stock, water, bay leaf, potatoes, salt and pepper and cook uncovered until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Remove bay leaf, using an immersion blender, puree soup. Add cream and remaining peppers and heat through. Meanwhile place cilantro and olive oil in the blender and pulse until well blended. Put cilantro oil in a squeeze bottle and garnish each serving with a drizzle.

About Lorie Fangio

I am a lifestyle advisor with a passion for connecting families Around the Table for mealtime. We are becoming a society that doesn’t even speak to each other, texting and internet relationships are the norm and it is impacting our culture. I believe the human connection as we know it, is in danger. Finding time to spend together as a family unit can be difficult especially with dual family careers and children that are often hyper scheduled. My mission is to inspire families, with a no nonsense approach to real food. Gathering Around the Table is key to the foundation of familial relationships. Sitting down to a meal is much more than breaking bread, it is a bonding ritual for families that actually protects our kids from all the dangerous stuff in the world. With tips and techniques we can all get our families Around the Table!
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2 Responses to Roasted Poblano Pepper Soup with Cilantro Garnish

  1. Karyl "Cookie" Mee says:

    I will give this 4 stars, great !!!

  2. Gary says:

    It’s a great recipe! Someday I’ll try to cook by the book, Thanks Lorie for your sharing!

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