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Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Soup

1-1/2 cups (360 ml)chicken or vegetable stock
1 cup (240 ml)low-fat buttermilk
1/2 cup (80 g)chopped onions, sautéed in 1 tablespoon olive oil
3 roasted garlic cloves
15-ounce canchickpeas, drained and rinsed (1/2 reserved)
15-ounce canartichokes, drained and rinsed (1/2 reserved)
1 cup (136 g)chopped roasted red peppers (reserved)
1/4 cup (15 g)parsley leaves (reserved)
1/4 cup (60 ml)extra virgin olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
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Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Soup - Instructions

Place all ingredients, except reserved vegetables, into the Vitamix container in the order listed and
secure lid. Select Variable 1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
Blend for 6-7 minutes. Reduce speed to Variable 4 and remove lid plug. Add reserved ingredients through
the lid plug opening. Blend for an additional 10 seconds. Serve immediately.

Variation: to make this recipe dairy-free, substitute soy milk for buttermilk.

Recipe courtesy of All rights reserved.

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