i got three different terrific meals out of this recipe w/out changing a thing! first i made the soup; absolutely delish. this recipe was put together in no time. (i already had a roasted pepper on hand) i had scooped some of the chunks out prior to putting into the blender for soup and put it aside (about 1 1/2c worth) I made a dipping sauce for some good italian bread by adding just a bit of balsamic vinegar to it. out of this world. then the rest i tossed with some pasta and it was a delicious pasta sauce. the perfect recipe: healthy, delicious, quick, versatile and inexpensive. thanks!