Is there anything better than a big bowl of warming soup on a cold and wet autumn day?
Well, it’s even better when it’s homemade!
The beauty of making your own soup is that you can choose exactly what goes in it! Or you can make something unique from the contents of your fridge and still produce a delicious bowl of hot, satisfying, comforting food that everyone will love.
Best of all – it is so very easy!
For this recipe we had a couple of red peppers that we grew over the summer (and only recently actually ripened!) still hanging around, along with the last of our home grown tomatoes.
There are many recipes that could use these versatile ingredients but I just love soup. It’s so filling and satisfying and can really stretch just a few ingredients to feed a family or stash in the freezer for instant comfort!
Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup Recipe
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A delicious and easy recipe for comforting and satysfying Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup
- 2 large Red Pepper
- 8 large tomatoes
- 1 large onion
- 400 ml vegetable or chicken stock from a cube is fine!
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 tblsp vegetable oil
Start of by peeling the onions and cutting into quarters. Cut each quarter in half again to give you 8 wedges. Separate the layers and place into a large roasting tray.
Quarter the tomatoes and add them to the roasting tray with the onions.
Finally, cut the pepper in half and remove the seeds. Chop into large-ish chunks and add to the roasting tray with the tomatoes and onion.
drizzle the vegetables with the oil and toss together to coat evenly.
Place the tray in the hot oven and roast for about 30 mins. Keep an eye on them as you want the vegetables (especially the onions) to be softened with a tinge of charring on the edges but without them becoming burnt!
Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
Place all of the vegetables with the vegetable or chicken stock into a blender and process until smooth.
Pour the soup into a saucepan to reheat and add salt and pepper to taste.
If the soup is too thick you can thin it down with extra stock or just water.
Serve your fresh homemade soup with some delicious crusty homemade bread. (See our recipe here for How To Make Delicious Homemade Crusty Bread With Your Stand Mixer or here for our Easy Wholemeal Bread Recipe )
This amount should serve 3-4 people (depending on appetites!). You can easily make more by adding a few more tomatoes, extra peppers and a little more stock.
You could also add in some carrots, which will boost the families veg intake (great if they are fussy eaters!). It will also add a nice sweetness to the soup.
Adding a sprinkling of fresh chopped parsley is a lovely finishing touch!
Or, for something extra special, top with fried sage leaves. these are so easy to do and taste amazing!
Simply heat about 2cm of oil in a small frying pan. Wash and dry thoroughly some small fresh sage leaves. Carefully drop the sage leaves into the hot oil and fry them quickly for only a few seconds until they are crisp.
For really smooth soup you will need a blender. These needn’t cost the earth but a small investment in a quality blender or stick blender will make soup making a breeze!
The Braun hand blender (currently on offer at Amazon for £17.99)
The Tefal Blender (currently on offer at Amazon for £28.99)