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Quick Cold Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Greek Yogurt in 15 Minutes

Today’s quick and easy cold Roasted Red Pepper Soup recipe has tons of summery flavor from the roasted peppers, basil, garlic and tomatoes. It also gets a bit of creaminess and richness from Greek yogurt. This recipe is sponsored by Stonyfield Yogurt. See all of my Stonyfield recipes here.

Did you know that the only difference between Greek yogurt and regular yogurt is an extra cloth? You see, Greek yogurt is simply regular yogurt that’s been strained (usually through a cloth or filter) one more time than regular yogurt is. In fact, if you took regular yogurt and set it in some cheese cloth over a sieve, you’d eventually have something very similar to the Greek stuff. It is the lack of excess water (the whey) that also results in Greek yogurt’s extra protein kick.*

For this week’s SOUPin15 recipe I’ve come up with a quick and easy Icy Cold Roasted Red Pepper Soup that is given a bit of tang and creaminess from having Stonyfield Greek yogurt whizzed into it. The yogurt also gives this vegetarian soup a bit of protein making it into a more filling and substantial dish.

Cold Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Basil in 15 Minutes, a SOUPin15 recipe by @cookthestory

This cold soup is perfect as summer appetizer. It’s refreshing but with a lot of flavor from the roasted red peppers, tomatoes, garlic and basil. You can also serve it alongside a sandwich or wrap for a quick and cool lunch.

Cold Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Basil in 15 Minutes, a SOUPin15 recipe by @cookthestory

The Souper Tip that makes this soup so delicious so quickly is to puree it with ice cubes. The ice ends up being the main liquid of the soup. And since it’s a very cold liquid, as it’s blended with the other ingredients it makes everything really cold along with it.

The soup ends up being cold enough that you can serve it immediately. Or you can cover it and pop it into the fridge until you’re ready, up to 2 days. Do you love this soup tip? See all my Souper Tips for making quick tasty soups here.

Cold Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Basil in 15 Minutes, a SOUPin15 recipe by @cookthestory

And now, here’s my recipe for Cold Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Greek Yogurt:

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Quick Cold Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Greek Yogurt
 
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This quick and easy Cold Roasted Pepper Soup recipe has tons of summery flavor from the roasted peppers, basil, garlic and tomatoes. It also gets a bit of creaminess and richness from Greek yogurt. When it comes to the roasted red peppers, I prefer a brand that does not contain any sugar in the ingredients list. I find the ones with sugar have a pickled flavor that is not ideal for this soup. Yield 7 cups, serves 6-7 as an appetizer.
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Recipe type: soup
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 (16oz.) jar roasted peppers with juice
  • 1 (28oz.) can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 cup Stonyfield Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves (plus more for garnish)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. coarse pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 cups ice cubes, divided
Instructions
  1. Put the roasted peppers with their juice, the diced tomatoes with their juice, the yogurt, ¼ cup basil leaves, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Finely chop the garlic clove and stir it in.
  2. Put one-third of the roasted pepper mixture into a blender with one-third of the ice cubes. Puree until smooth. Transfer to an empty bowl. Puree another third of the roasted peppers with another third of the ice and transfer to the already-pureed mixture. Finish with the final third of roasted peppers and ice. Stir it all together.
  3. Serve immediately by ladling into bowls and top with extra basil leaves for garnish. Or cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

 

 More SOUPin15? Here are some of my recent quick soup recipes:

Quick Black Bean Soup

Quick Summer Minestrone

Avgolemono (Greek Lemon Soup)

See all of my SOUPin15s here in the SOUPin15 Archive. And don’t miss any of the new ones. As they roll out every week I’ll be telling you about them in my weekly newsletter. Subscribe here to get them all.

*The info about the difference between regular and Greek yogurt comes from Agricultured.

Disclosure: I’m a Stonyfield Brand Ambassador meaning that I am compensated to develop recipes that use Stonyfield yogurt and to promote Stonyfield products on my blog and in social media. All opinions are my own.
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14 Responses to “Quick Cold Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Greek Yogurt in 15 Minutes”
  1. This is so innovative! I love that you add the liquid in the form of ice cubes so it’s ready so much faster. So smart. And the smoky peppers with tangy Greek yogurt just seems like a match made in heaven.
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  2. Nicole says:

    I best this soup is creamy and would be awesome with a salad and a grilled sandwich. Awesome recipe for fall too!

  3. linda says:

    That looks so good! Perfect for these fickle hot cold days. From BOTW. Linda
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  4. katie says:

    Mmmm this looks so good and so refreshing on these hot days of summer!
    katie recently posted: Chilled Cucumber and Dill Greek Yogurt Soup

  5. Shaina says:

    Great minds think alike =)
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  6. Love this flavor combo. And definitely love anything that comes together quickly!
    Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen recently posted: Killer Shrimp Cocktail

  7. Heather says:

    This soup would be great on days like today! Sounds so refreshing!

  8. This looks luscious! Absolutely creamy, but so healthy. Perfect!
    Faith (An Edible Mosaic) recently posted: 30 Recipes with Fresh Peaches

  9. What a great soup for summer, and such a gorgeous color too!
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts recently posted: 30+ Back to School Dinner Ideas

  10. I need to make more chilled soups! This sounds so good!
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  11. I’ve never had a chilled soup! I think this would be a great recipe to try for “my first!” Such pretty photos too!
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  12. Claire says:

    Such a tasty, ans very pretty soup, nothing better in the summer. And, where did you find those bowls?

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