Roasted Pepper Soup

DSC07800This is the easiest soup you’ll ever make, even my Super Easy Pea soup, is not as easy as this one. I put it together with random bits of vegetables I had in my fridge, things I needed to use up: half an onion, 6 cherry tomatoes and the main ingredient: peppers.

Tesco has them at 99p for 3 and I got carried away and bought package after package without realizing I wasn’t using them up.

So I got stuck with 9 peppers. This recipe used 3, but you can add more, if you are making a larger batch of soup.

There is no chopping or pan frying anything, which means less work and less cleaning; and the soup turned out to be a winner with everyone that tried it. My boyfriend took some on a flask to work and during lunch a co-worker asked him “What’s that delicious smell?” 🙂

There are only a few leaves left in my garden...winter is coming!
There are only a few leaves left in my garden…winter is coming!

Ingredients (makes 4 portions)

3 peppers (I used 1 red, 1 yellow and 1 orange, but you can use same colour ones). Deseeded and halved.

2 big cloves of garlic peeled.

6-10 cherry tomatoes (or 1 big tomato cut in half).

1 small chunk of ginger, peeled.

1/2 a red onion, peeled and cut in half (or white, whatever you have).

Salt and pepper to season.

1 tablespoon olive oil.

How to:

1.- Place all ingredients in a roasting pan, season with salt and pepper and the tablespoon of olive oil.

DSC077932.- Cover in foil and place in the oven at 180 C for 1 hour. Make sure the foil is tightly placed around the tray, because you want to keep in as much of the liquid from the vegetables as possible.

3.- In an hours time, take the tray out. Check everything is cooked through (it should be, but check, because ovens vary and all that :-)).

DSC077964.- Now it is time to blend. If you have a hand-held blender, just tip everything (including any juices at the bottom of the tray) into a pot and blend. Add between 1 cup and 2 cups of water to get the consistency you want.

DSC07797If you are using a blender just pop everything into it and blend 🙂 Add water as required, and adjust seasoning.

5.- And that’s all! Serve with home-made toasted bread and a sprinkle of black pepper.

DSC07802Namaste!

Paula

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