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These Simple Party Soups from Dorie Greenspan make a beautiful presentation. But would they pass the picky family’s taste test?

Simple Party Soups

Simple Party Soups

These simple party soups can be served as “shooters” or more traditionally in soup bowls. Gorgeous with their vibrant hues, they are actually quite easy to prepare. Veggies and chicken broth with bit of salt and pepper are simmered till tender then pureed. Topped with whipped cream flavored with a sprinkling of salt, then either ground cardamom, curry powder or piment d’ESpelette for a boost of flavor and elegance.

Asparagus, red bell peppers and broccoli were the stars…though a little zucchini was tossed in the green soups for some color reinforcement. And the choice of serving warm or cold is up to you. Pretty, no?

Simple Party Soups

Well, are you waiting with baited breath to see if these were Bill approved? I thought so. Well, he’s allowing me to quote him…another profound statement from my dear hubby, “I’d rather have chicken noodle.”

And that’s from a can. Harumph. But I actually thought these were rather bland…and could use a boost from some aromatics such as a few sauteed onions or shallots or herbs or a squirt of lemon juice. But, even without, there’s no doubt they make a lovely presentation…and have gotten the wheels spinning for my next dinner party.

Simple Party Soups

This recipe can be found here as well as in Dorie Greenspan’s marvelous cookbook, Around My French Table. To see what my fellow Doristas thought of this recipe, please check the French Fridays with Dorie site.



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53 comments on “Simple Party Soups #FrenchFridayswithDorie”

  1. Pretty-pretty!! Have a great week, Liz. 🙂

  2. Liz, how can these soups be so pretty and taste so useless? I think as shooters are the only tolerable serving method. A little bit isn’t too bad.

  3. I agree, these were bland. Your presentation is lovely, though. I love the vegetable garnishes.

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