Red Bell Pepper Soup

If you have heart disease, even a small amount of fat in your diet can be a big problem. In Dean Ornish's plan to Reverse Your Heart Disease in 28 Days, only 10% of your diet comes from fat.

Chef Art Smith, who was once Oprah's personal chef, offers a delicious recipe to trim the fat from your diet with heart-healthy ingredients that will still tickle your taste buds.

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  • 8 oz red bell peppers
  • 1 small Vidalia onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 1/2 cups strained canned tomatoes
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp chopped basil
  • 1 tbsp chopped rosemary
  • 1 tbsp oregano


Place the red bell peppers, onions, garlic, jalapeno and tomatoes in a saucepan with the vegetable broth, and bring to a boil over medium heat. When the vegetables are tender, puree the mixture in a blender a little at a time. Cool the soup and add the fresh herbs.