Old soups are back – Roasted vegetable soup and oregano with tofu croutons…and 300th post!
Les anciennes soupes sont de retour – Soupe de légumes grillés et croutons de tofu…et 300 ème post!
Yes time flies and I just realized that this is my 300th post! I completely forgot the 100th and 200th…
I knew when I ordered a new washing machine and dryer that something was going to happen and something did happen…today’s delivery has been canceled because they were in back order. So I have to keep running the dryer six cycles to have the clothes dry. I bet PG&E are thrilled and my mom to lift me up, told me “you don’t need a dryer, it ruins all the clothes”. Very few people have a dryer in Europe, so for most Europeans it’s an unnecessary item…let’s not put all Europeans in the same basket, let’s just say for my mom…but I don’t know anyone who has a dryer among my friends and family.
I was somehow disappointed and bummed, and not in the mood for cooking long and complicated meals…and since I had all the ingredients without rushing to my Greek grocery store, there was no question, I was going to make this soup. I used to make it quite often, then for whatever unexplained reason, it stopped appearing on my table…let’s go back to old recipes, sometimes you forget how great they are. This soup is filled with vegetables and is absolutely a, and 100% vegan. The tofu croutons do add this chewy/crunchy texture that blends beautifully with a spoonful of fragrant creamy soup. You can serve this with a tapenade tartine, so the leftover tapenade from yesterday came in handy. The olives complement the flavors of the soup to perfection. For the broth quantities, you will have to adjust it to your tastes, some people like their soup thicker, some people prefer it thinner, so you will have to play around with it.
- 1 eggplant, sliced crosswise
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 zucchini, sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, roasted, peeled and sliced
- 4 tomatoes, peeled and seedless
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 tbs oregano
- 1 tbs olive oil
- vegetable broth
- extra firm tofu
- fleur de sel
Grill bell pepper under broiler until the skin get charred. Peel and remove seeds. Cut in slices.
Place all the remaining vegetables in a tray, sprinkle with fleur de sel, pepper and olive oil and broil under broiler. Turn the vegetables both sides to grill them.
Mix bell peppers with the rest of the vegetables, add broth garlic, oregano and using a hand blender, mix to obtain a smooth purée.
For the tofu croutons, cut tofu in small cubes, coat them with flour, remove excess flour. Heat olive oil in a pan saute tofu at high temperature until both sides turn golden brown. Serve in bowls, add tofu croutons in the middle and drizzle with olive oil and extra oregano.
This soup can be eaten lukewarm or hot. If you like it hot, just heat it up on the stove for a few minutes before adding tofu.
This entry was posted by silvia on June 10, 2010 at 5:48 am, and is filed under Express - Less than 30 minutes, Soups, Vegan. Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2.0.You can leave a response or trackback from your own site.
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Congrats on your 300th post, that is a huge milestone!
Yay for you! 300 post IS a big deal! This soup looks so comforting and healthy. Usually those two words don’t go together, but you have pulled it off!
I keep seeing eggplant EVERYWHERE…TV, magazines, blogs…it must be the hot ingredient right now! This soup might actually be a way for me to sneak it past my kids.
Congrats to you! 300 lovely spectacular posts awesome job….I love the ingredients in this soup and tofu croutons very original nice~
Congrats on your 300th post!
I like that you use tofu as the croutons here….and they are never bland with this delicious soup.
mmm, toujours bonne, une petite soup…toujours delicieuse!
Eh oui, c’est vrai…moi non plus, je n’ai pasde seche-linge…le soleil…c’est le meilleur!
Congrats on the 300th posts. Now for the next 300?
happy 300th posts!
love this idea. never thought of it. perfect for winter for me
Lovely! I really am a soup person though funnily don’t cook it often! I think sometimes the people who surround us dictate what we eat a bit too much?? I love tofu too, so this certainly has my vote
Great recipe. Thanks for sharing. And congratulations on your 300th post
Toutes mes félicitations!!! Cette soupe semble bien goûteuse… Je la laisse de côté parce qu’ici, les légumes ne sont pas encore tout à fait beaux… En fin d’été par contre, ça doit faire une soupe des plus savoureuse!!!
Lovely! I didn’t know old soups had gone anywhere. Besides, you always put a fresh and new spin on all your recipes.
I made vichyssoise for the first time last year and it was new to me, so no problem. HA HA! Happy 300th post and many more to you, my friend!
Congrats on your 300th post! That is quite an accomplishment. I have no idea where I am but you have reminded me to look.
Yes, old standby recipes are our favorites. The kids ask for them and I’m so used to making them, I forget how good they might look to others.
Your soup looks delicious and I love how you’ve done the tofu as croutons.
Yay 300!!!!! That soup looks great. It even made me drool a little.
Congrats on your 300th post !!
I love, love, love your soup
I just finally got an immersion blender yesterday, and I will be making this soup this weekend!!! I’m really excited about trying the tofu croutons, since I don’t like regular croutons. I never would have thought of that!
And congratulations on your 300th post!! You truly have an amazing collection of recipes here, so thank you for your hard work
Tofu croutons may just be the ticket to sneaking in this very healthy food in my hubby’s tummy.
I’ve used tofu in various ways…and yet never thought of making it into croutons. Genious!
Hope my above excitement didn’t take away from how great I think a roasted veggie soup is…especially with all those great ingredients.
I’ll be trying those croutons soon!
Flavourful wishes, Claudia
Congratulations on your 300th post, Silvia! May many more 400th, 500th…. to come. This roasted veggie soup looks awesome. The colour looks so tempting. I want a sip too! ^_^ Hope you’ll enjoy your day!
Best wishes, Kristy
Congrats on your 300th fantastic post. I had no idea you were on the verge of a milestone…I am very happy for you. This blog is easily one of the three best on the blogosphere.
This soup is wonderful. The flavors work well together…I wouldn’t change a thing, but could use a bowl right about now.
The tofu crouton idea is inspired.
Congrats again my friend
The tofu croutons are the pizzazz in this dish. Very creative, veggie friendly and comforting soup:D
Wow – 300th post. That’s an impressive milestone, Silvia! This is a beautiful soup – it looks like comfort food. I really like the sound of those tofu croutons which would probably be great in a salad or snacking too.
J’adore les veloutés de légumes, ils sont pleins de bons souvenirs d’ailleurs; sinon, quelle bonne idée d’ajouter les petits croutons de tofu pour de la protéine en plus mine de rien.
Je me rappelle mon étonnement quand j’ai vu les gens se précipiter pour tout sécher au séchoir et par contre ne pas permettre de sécher ses vêtements à l’air! ça me semblait le comble de l’absurde, alors que tout le monde sait bien que l’air convient mieux aux fibres naturelles. Profondes différences culturelles.
Happy 300th post! This calls for a celebration!
I love the soup especially with the tofu croutons. MMM!
congrats on your 300th post! that’s very exciting What a fantastic soup!!
a awesome post ,i love your soup!and congrats on your 300th post!cheers!
Congratulations on your 300th post! This soup is a perfect way to celebrate. I am so glad to have stumbled on your blog!
Congrats on your 300th post Silvia! I love tofu croutons! This soup is so hearty and healthy. I enjoy your blog very much!
To answer your question about the cranberry flavor, it’s hidden flavor I would say. You could still taste its flavor but mild;however, you know it’s there in the pasta
Hope the new washing machine and dryer are delivered soon!
Wonderful soup…love it:) And congratulations on you 300th post!
300 post! 300 recettes. Bravo pour les heures de travail. Et les courses….:)
En ce qui concerne ta mere et le seche linge: J ai la meme a la maison LOL
Le linge qui pend aux fenetres et qui seche au dessus des rues. C est sympa et a du charme a Venize. Tu devrais lance la mode a SF! European Import
The roasted tofu adds a wonderful touch to this already amazing soup.
YES – these are my kinds of flavours! Congrats on 300 posts and good luck with the appliance woes. Last month I had my dishwasher, clothes washer and car all give up at the same time. And yes, even in England we rarely use the dryer – we hang clothes out whenever we can, even indoors. Ironically, I didn’t do that when I lived in California. Can’t really remember why not – despite all the talk about saving energy, it just isn’t done. Such a shame!
Beautiful photos and the soup looks delicious. I love your blog’s name..happy 300th!
Hey Silvia, your tofu croutons look like perfection to my vegetarian food loving eye. And your’e right about these beautiful old recipes-they are so comforting.
By the way, I want to get rid of our dryer and never see one again. I’m with your Mom on that one (smile)!
Beautiful pictures and a tasty recipe.
Goodness, I was proud of myself for getting to my 99th! I only hope I have 300 delicious things to make in my life. Those tofu croutons are an amazing idea, and I love that this soup is so rich and yet still vegan.
Congratulations on your 300th post, quite a milestone! I love roasted vegetable soup and the tofu croutons sound very good, yummy!
Just made this soup and the tofu croutons last night. Delicious! I added extra garlic which was a bit too much for my friend, but I loved it
soups are my favorite – this looks fabulous! i will have to make it this weekend and eat in peace on the patio. yum!
Happy 300th post !!!!
My son if given a chance will eat nothing but soup as its a perfect way to sneak veggies into him. I ‘m loving the tofu idea -definitely finishes out the meal