I eat a lot of soup in the winter. Because it’s easy, healthy and the possibilities are almost endless. You can turn almost every vegetable, or combination of vegetables, into a soup. And there’s nothing like a steamy cup of soup when you’re feeling not too hungry but do need some comfort food!

This soup has a great grilled (bell) pepper and parmesan flavour, and the rocket salad oil adds that little extra. All together, it really reminded me of summer. Frankly, not a bad thing on a February day when all you wish for is some warmth and sunshine.

Grilled pepper soup

With some bread and a nice salad it makes a perfect Meatless Monday lunch or dinner. But it tastes just as good on any other day of the week. The rocket salad oil keeps for at least a few weeks and tastes great in salads, on sandwiches, pizzas…. on about everything really.

Grilled pepper soup

Grilled pepper soup

Grilled pepper and parmesan soup, with rocket salad oil
 
Ingredients
  • 4 red peppers (bell peppers/paprika), washed and cut into halves
  • 1 shallot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube*
  • 500 ml of water
  • 30 gr of parmesan
  • Salt & pepper
For the rocket oil
  • 50 gr of rocket salad
  • 100 ml of olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 220 C (428 F)
  2. Place the peppers on some baking paper on your baking tray
  3. Grill for 20 minutes, until they're well grilled
  4. Take out and leave to cool off a bit
  5. Peel off the grilled skin
  6. Heat the oil in a pan and bake the garlic and shallot on medium heat
  7. Add the peppers, the chicken fond and the water
  8. Let simmer for 30 minutes
  9. Add the parmesan and blend everything together
  10. If the soup is too thick, add some extra water
  11. Add salt & pepper to your liking
Making the oil
  1. Blend the rocket salad and the oil until you have a smooth mixture
  2. Serve the soup with a bit of rocket sale oil
Notes
*Chicken fond or a chicken bouillon cube is also possible, but not vegetarian of course.

Bon appétit!

Rocket lettuce oil

 

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