Friday, March 26, 2010

Pear and Blue Cheese Soup

Our favorite flavor combination is back again. This soup while not very complex is SO EASY and flavorful. It is also very inexpensive to make. Who doesn't like pear and blue cheese? Actually I was talking about this soup at work and I think that I totally grossed out my coworkers. The one guy said that he doesn't eat pears even and the other seemed pretty taken aback that these pears are cooked. I really don't like raw pears to tell you the truth. The texture is all grainy and sandy. I prefer some type of heat to soften them up. Pear and blue cheese pizza is one of our favorites but we also make a tartlet using phyllo cups. I'm sure if I wanted to be really creative I could come up with other ideas. Pear and blue cheese omelet perhaps? Maybe a crostada or galette? A wrap? I think I've made similar panini in the past. Anyway, make this soup, before it really gets warm and summery and you want to eat salad for months.

Pear and Blue Cheese Soup (from Biggest Diabetic Loser)
Serves 2

14.5 ounce fat free, low sodium chicken broth
2 medium sized pears, peeled and sliced
2 ounces blue cheese
1.5 ounce pancetta, diced and pan fried (then cooled)
salt and pepper to taste
sprinkle of Paprika
  1. Put broth in pot and add sliced pears.
  2. Cook until pears are soft enough to blend with a stick blender.
  3. Remove from heat, stir in blue cheese and add salt, pepper and paprika.

1 comment:

  1. Ohhh this sounds so so good. I love pears and blue cheese on my pizza. Oh, now I'm hungry!