Since the opening of its first Souplantation in 1978 in San Diego, California, Garden Fresh Restaurant Corporation has expanded to 61 salad buffet restaurants with locations in Southern California, where they are known as Souplantation, and in Northern California and ten other states, where they are known as Sweet Tomatoes. Differing in name only, the restaurants are known for their abundance of fresh, great tasting salad selections, soups, bakery items, pastas and desserts in a self-serve format, set in a casual dining atmosphere.
Roasted Pepper Potato Soup
ROASTED PEPPER POTATO SOUP
Souplantation Copycat Recipe
2 medium onions, chopped
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 (7 oz.) jar roasted sweet red peppers, undrained and chopped
1 (4 oz.) can chopped green chilies, drained
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground coriander
3 cups diced peeled potatoes
3 cups vegetable broth
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup cream cheese spread, cubed
In a large saucepan, saute onions in oil until tender. Stir in the roasted peppers, chilies, cumin, salt and coriander. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in potatoes and broth; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in cilantro and lemon juice. Cool slightly. In a blender, process the cream cheese and half of the soup until smooth. Return all to pan and heat through.