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Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup

October 3, 2019

Would you love a healthy and delicious soup recipe? This soup smells and taste so good, you don’t want to skip this recipe. We have included a link to a video to show you how to make it, be sure to check it out.

Tomato Soup is an oldie but goodie when it comes to the family of soups. It is the soup that is easy to make and loved by those young and old. It is also the perfect soup on a cold fall or winter day. What most people love to do is make a grilled cheese sandwich and eat it with the soup. 

What happens when you want to take your tomato soup to the next level? It can be done, and it can still be delicious. It can also still go good with a grilled cheese sandwich. What are we talking about? Great question. Have you ever tried a Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup? If not, you should. It is healthy and delicious. Just the thought of roasted peppers makes us smile. 

Every time we cook this we can’t get over the smell and how it fills the house with a wonderful roasted pepper aroma. Words alone can not describe it. Just for you, we are going to give you the full recipe for this wonderful tomato soup. We also decided to include a video to show you how to make it. You can thanks us later. 

Complete Recipe And How To Make It

You are going to want to start with some fresh vegetables listed below. It is not required to get them organic but it is better if you can. The great thing about this soup is you can adjust the recipe a little for your taste. Let’s get started. 

  • 3 Red Bell Peppers, seeded and halved
  • 3 tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Red Onion, peeled and halved
  • 2-4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 Stalks of celery
  • Olive oil
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1 TBS dried parsley, or 3 TBS chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 TBS Paprika powder

Starting with the Peppers, you are only going to use two in the soup, the other pepper will be pulled aside and cut up for a garnish. Trust us, you want this garnish, it adds so much to the soup. 

Next, let’s talk about the onion. It doesn’t matter what type of onion you use, we just think all soups should have onion. Since you are putting the ingredients in a blender, the onion is there for its nutritional value. You won’t really taste a difference between a red or yellow onion once you roasted and puree it. 

„…But I find anytime a recipe calls for any amount of garlic, I double that“

Onto the garlic. If you watch the video, you will learn that we love garlic. We suggest 4 cloves for this soup but if you aren’t the biggest garlic fan, you can cut it down to two cloves. Leave them whole for the roasting, you don’t need to mince these today. 

Spices! We can’t do with out them. The above ingredients list suggest you use 1/4 tablespoon of Paprika powder but if you like it spicy, you can consider replacing the Paprika with Cayenne or Chipotle powder. They all taste delicious in this soup.

It’s time to get the veggies prepared and roasted!

After you get them cut, washed and ready you are on to the next step.

Preheat oven to 375 F. Place red pepper, tomatoes, onion, garlic, and celery on a baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil and  rub all vegetables to get them covered with the oil. Arrange the tomatoes and bell peppers with the cut-side down. Bake for 45 minutes.

After the 45 minutes is up you are done roasting. It just looks and smells so good. How can you not love this?

In a soup pan, heat the vegetable broth on medium heat. Add the roasted vegetables (reserve 1 of red bell peppers for garnish). Add all vegetables and simmer for 10 minutes.

Once the 10 minutes of simmering is up, it is time to put all this into a blender and puree it. We suggest you use some tongs to get the veggies out and into the blender. Then dump the remaining broth into it. It will be easier this way and you won’t splash yourself with the hot broth. After it is all in the blender, blend away.

You will want to blend this until it is a nice puree. Should only take a couple minutes. You can add the tomato paste and other seasonings now if you would like or wait until we pour it back into the cooking pot. The choice is yours. 

Once you are done blending, add the puree to the cooking pot. If you didn’t add the seasonings and spices to the blender, now is the time to add them. You will want to cook this on a medium heat for another 5 minutes. 

Once the 5 minutes is up, you are ready to serve. If you wish for it to be a little more smooth, you can cook for 10 minutes. After you are done cooking it, it is time to garnish this soup with the chopped roasted red pepper you set aside earlier. We also recommend some freshly grated parmesan cheese. Serve and enjoy. 

This has become one of our favorite soups. It is great as an appetizer or you can make it for lunch and serve with a nice Greek salad or a tasty grilled cheese sandwich. We know it takes a little time to make, but, we believe it is worth it and so will you. Let us know what you think.