Seven soups every Saturday: eggplant soup recipes
Eggplant isn't the first vegetable that comes to mind when I think of vegetable soups, but my few forays into eggplant soups have surprised me. When cooked and pureed, eggplant turns silky and thick, the perfect foil for tomatoes. Both are in season right now at the farmer's markets. Add some mint, parsley or thyme from your garden, and a bit of garlic, and you've got the base of a delicious soup.
Seven eggplant soup recipes caught my eye this week:
Roasted eggplant soup with tomato, from Inn Cuisine
Curried eggplant soup, from Fat-Free Vegan Kitchen
Chilled eggplant soup, from Not Eating Out in New York
Roasted eggplant and mushroom soup, from Bread + Butter
Pork and eggplant soup with tomato and shiso, from House of Annie
Aubergine soup with soft, squidgy buffalo mozzarella and gremolata, from Becks & Posh
Smoky eggplant soup with mint and pine nuts, from Kahakai Kitchen
Find more delicious eggplant soup recipes with Food Blog Search. Come back every Saturday for seven soup recipes to enjoy any day of the week.
Debi, of Winter Garden, Florida, sent this week's photo with a note: "I found these bowls in a 100 Yen shop in Kobe, Japan and, as I have a fondness for eggplant, couldn't resist them." Debi, these eggplant soup recipes are for you!
If you'd like to share photos of seven soup bowls from your kitchen -- or from a friend's house, or your parents' attic, or an antique shop, or a housewares store, or a school or restaurant -- I'd love to share those photos on Saturdays.
It's easy: send one photo, of seven soup bowls. The bowls must all be able to be used for eating soup (no mixing bowls or troughs, please), and they absolutely do not have to match. Send the largest file your camera will allow; I'll size it to fit. Make sure the photo is in focus (very important). Tell me whose bowls are in the photo, or where you took the picture. If you're a blogger, I'll link to your blog.
That's it. One photo, seven soup bowls. Email to lydia AT ninecooks DOT com.