Do you miss Souplantation? Me too but no worries, you can make their famous soup right in your own kitchen. Try your hand at this Souplantation Copycat Pesto Pumpkin Bisque Recipe.
Souplantation Copycat Pesto Pumpkin Bisque
Time: 48 minutes and Yield: 7 ¾ cups
The news of Souplantation not reopening is sad for only one reason: not being able to devour an endless buffet of Wild Blueberry Muffins. Throw in some Honey Butter and nothing else was this important at the buffet.
Pesto Pumpkin Bisque Ingredients
- Roma tomatoes 1 lb
- Extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp
- Kosher salt 1/4 tsp
- Butter 4 tbsp
- Chopped yellow onion 3/4 cups
- Finely minced garlic clove 4 tsp
- Pumpkin puree 15 oz can
- Tomato pastes 5 tbsp
- Water 3 cups
- Vegetable bouillon 2 1/4 tbsp
- Paprika 1 1/2 tsp
- Kosher salt 1/2 tsp
- Ground black pepper 1/3 tsp
- Half and half 1 cup
Pesto Pumpkin Bisque Directions
- Pre-heat oven to 375°F.
- Wash tomatoes and remove core.
- Cut in half lengthwise. In a medium size bowl, combine extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt, ground black pepper, and tomatoes.
- Toss to evenly coat.
- Place tomatoes on a parchment paper lined sheet pan.
- Roast for 20 minutes or until a slight charred appearance.
- Set aside for later. In a 4-quart pot, melt the butter.
- Add onions and garlic and sauté over medium heat for 6 minutes or until the onions are translucent.
- Add pumpkin puree and tomato paste.
- Sauté for 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add water, vegetable bouillon, paprika, kosher salt, black pepper, and roasted Roma tomatoes.
- Blend with an immersion blender until smooth.
- Add half and half and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes.
Basil Pesto Croutons Directions
- Pre-heat oven to 325°F
- In a medium bowl, combine croutons and pesto sauce and thoroughly mix to coat croutons.
- Transfer croutons to a baking pan. Bake for 5 minutes or until toasted.
On March 7, 2020, SanDiegoVille.com reports that “Souplantation Is No More” You can read more about San Diego based restaurant chain not reopening Here.
Thank you Souplantation/SweetTomatoes for sharing this recipe!
Sweet Tomatoes (Souplantation) began in San Diego in 1978 by two California surfers who wanted to create a healthy place to eat with endless possibilities. They opened a Restaurant that was committed to using fresh fruit and vegetables, soups, and baked goods made from scratch for their Sweet Tomatoes Recipes.