Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Soup

Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Soup

This is without a doubt one of my absolute favourite soup recipes. It is just so amazingly rich, warming and delicious. I love the bright red colour too. All of the ingredients are naturally wonderful, however, it is the roasting process that takes this soup to the next level as it really intensifies the original flavours, making them even more scrumptious. Even better, cooking the tomatoes and peppers in this way means that they fully absorb all the delicious aromas and tastes of the basil, rosemary, bay leaves and thyme. You really can taste the wonderfully subtle hints of each herb in every mouthful, which creates such a perfectly unique flavour.

As the weather gets colder a bowl of this will warm you right up, soothing that winter cold. I love to make a big batch and keep it in the fridge for a quick and easy lunch or snack. So healthy, so simple, so delicious.

Roasted tomato and red pepper soup: veganRoasted tomato and red pepper soup: vegan

Serves 3

- 8 plum tomatoes

- 3 red peppers

- a large handful of fresh basil leaves

- a handful of fresh rosemary

- 5 bay leaves

- dried thyme

- a 1/4 to 1/2 of a cup of water

- 3 dessert spoons of apple cider vinegar (use lime if you don’t have this)

- 3 dessert spoons of tomato puree

- olive oil

- salt and pepper to taste

Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Soup

Slice the red peppers into eighths, removing the centre. Then chop the tomatoes into four or five slices. Cover the bottom of a roasting pan or baking tray in olive oil and place the tomatoes, peppers with the basil leaves, fresh rosemary, dried thyme, bay leaves, salt and a drizzle more olive oil on top. Roast at 200C for 30 minutes.

Once they vegetables have finished roasting put them into a liquidizer with the apple cider vinegar, tomato puree, salt & pepper, be careful not to add the bay leaves or rosemary sticks though. As the soup blends, slowly add in the water until you reach your desired consistency. Once you have reached this pour the soup straight into bowls and serve.

  1. Thomas Woodward

    Mmmm – definitely having me some soup for lunch. You’d be so proud of me Ells – I’ve had two vegetarian dinners this week. Trying to eat fewer, smaller meals, less caffeine, and lower GI. All over that stuff!

    What are you getting Livs for her birthday?

    Love you.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Ella Woodward

      It’s such a good soup! Very proud of your vegetarian, low GI meals. We can cook all kinds of fun things. Livs wants the double chocolate cheesecake brownies for her birthday! Can’t wait to see you tomorrow xxx

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  2. Shira

    Hi Ella! I’ve just started following your blog and have to say I always enjoy your posts – this is a wonderful combination and one of my favorites too :) Yours looks just beautiful and your photos are fantastic!

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  6. Sarah

    Hi Ella! So glad I found your blog! I loved the pictures of your tomato soup so much that I’m making it RIGHT now. I didn’t have fresh tomatoes on hand, so I just used canned organic fire roasted whole tomatoes. I don’t particularly like tomatoes this time of year as they’re flavorless in the Midwest, but I thought I did a good substitution. I’ll be posting it to my site soon! Thanks for the delicious recipe…can’t wait to try it! ;) Cheers!

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  7. Maria

    Hi Ella,

    Just made this soup, super delicious. I am on some sort of Detox (experiment) and this fitted perfectly in!

    Love,

    Maria

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    1. ellawoodward Post author

      It’s very confusing, I totally agree! Tablespoons are the spoons you use to eat your breakfast :)

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      1. Shauna

        Wait, okay maybe we are using different terminology since I am in the US and I really do want to know if tablespoon is the same as dessert spoon. We just have two spoons, small and large to eat with and actual tablespoons and teaspoons to use for measuring when cooking. So what would be our equivalent to your dessert spoon? Thanks!

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  8. Shauna

    Hello. I wrote earlier about the dessert measurement and I am not sure if you saw my reply so I thought I would make a new comment with the reply. =)

    “Maybe we are using different terminology since I am in the US and I really do want to know if tablespoon is the same as dessert spoon. We just have two spoons, small and large to eat with and actual tablespoons and teaspoons to use for measuring when cooking. So what would be our equivalent to your dessert spoon? Thanks!”

    Reply

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