Babaganoush Soup

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Soupy soup soup. I like soup. If you follow me on Twitter then you know the past two weeks in school have been all soup all the time and I am certainly not complaining. Soup is fun to make- I just love how many ingredients go into making these complex flavors. Potato Leek, Vegetable, Cream of Cauliflower and of course the amazing Lobster Bisque (cue angels singing). I love you, soup! What Lobster Bisque lacks in kosherness, it makes up for in awesomeness. I mean we used a whole freaking lobster! Here are a few photos of me and my lobster and my soup. I named him Pedro. The lobster, not the soup. I didn’t name my soup. That would be weird.

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So when I came home from school what did I make? More soup of course! I made Jenna’s Babaganoush Soup which was super easy and super tasty and super Jew inspired.

Most of what I needed for my Babaganoush Soup I already had in my pantry! And yes I totally learned how to make veggie stock immediately after I made this. Next time I’ll make my own- culinary student’s honor.

First, slice your eggplant and place on a sheet pan lined with foil. Cover with a paper towel to soak up excess water and let them sit for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, dice your eggplant and pepper, except for two small strips of pepper cut for garnish.

Put diced veggies on your cookie sheet lined with foil and sprayed with a nonstick spray and sprinkle with salt. Roast for 25 minutes, turning occasionally. While your veggies are roasting, heat olive oil in a pan and saute onions over medium high heat for 5 minutes until they are soft. Then add in garlic and saute for 30 more seconds.

Then add your stock, peppers and eggplant to the onions and garlic. Stir in spices and tahini too. Bring to a simmer and then transfer soup to a blender. Blend away until smooth! Garnish with pepper strips, lemon and more cayenne pepper.

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Mine doesn’t look quite as smooth and creamy as Jenna’s, but I blame my lack of patience in blending and a Vitamix (hint hint Bubbe. Hanukkah will be here before Jew know it!)

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Adapted from Jenna’s Babaganoush Soup

Babaganoush Soup
 
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • 1 large eggplant or (2 small eggplants)
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2½ cups vegetable stock
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 lemon
Instructions
  1. First, slice your eggplant and place on a sheet pan lined with foil. Cover with a paper towel to soak up excess water and let them sit for 20 minutes.
  2. After 20 minutes, dice your eggplant and pepper, except for two small strips of pepper cut for garnish.
  3. Put diced veggies on your cookie sheet lined with foil and sprayed with a nonstick spray and sprinkle with salt. Roast for 25 minutes, turning occasionally.
  4. While your veggies are roasting, heat olive oil in a pan and saute onions over medium high heat for 5 minutes until they are soft. Then add in garlic and saute for 30 more seconds.
  5. Then add your stock, peppers and eggplant to the onions and garlic. Stir in spices and tahini too. Bring to a simmer and then transfer soup to a blender. Blend away until smooth!
  6. Garnish with pepper strips, lemon and more cayenne pepper.

 

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Comments

  1. Looks rich and delicious and healthy-not adjectives often paired up! Plus not too hard for lay people to make!

  2. Will you still love me when you are famous?

    Your loving Bubbe,

    xoxoxooxoxo

  3. Let’s hear some more from bubbe! We kind of want to hear what she has to say–and where is your mom/dad in the picture? Do they know how to cook anything? I do not like the lobster (pfooey!) but love the chocolate babka!

    • Thanks for reading, Ellen! What a great idea you gave me- I am going to interview Bubbe for the blog! Mom and Dad are living the dream back in Connecticut. Mom is quite the baker, but I am the resident cook!

  4. Traumatized! I was thinking how cute the lobster was and going “nawwww” and then poor Pedro’s in a soup on the next pic lol
    Although he does look delicious

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