Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Soup in summer? Yes, I made soup in summer. We had a lot of rain a few weeks back and soup felt good for a change. Red bell peppers, in my opinion, add a ton of flavor to any dish they are used in. Roasted red bell peppers are even better. I love the aroma in the house as they are roasted. And the family loves the end result.


You could add cream to the soup but I prefer to add milk. It adds flavor and is perfect for soup in summer.


You will need (4 servings)
2 red peppers
1 tbsp. butter
1/3 medium onion, prefarably red, but others will work too
1 medium carrot
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsps tomato paste
1 tsp. paprika
1 2/3 cups broth or water
salt and pepper
milk

Roast the bell peppers. I do it on the stove top. I stick a fork in the pepper and place it directly over the heat. I turn it around to char the skin evenly. When done I wrap it in aluminium foil and keep it aside for at least 15 minutes.


Meanwhile, dice the onions. Heat the butter in a pan and add the onions. Saute until cooked and semi transparent.


Unwrap the roasted bell peppers and rub the skin off. It should come off easily.


Leave a few charred pieces of skin on the pepper. It adds a smoky flavor to the soup. Dice the peppers and the carrots.


Add all the ingredients except the milk to the pan.


Bring the mixture to a boil, lower heat and let it simmer until the carrots are cooked.


Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool. Puree in a blender. Return to the pan and bring to a boil. Lower heat and add the milk. Let it simmer without coming to a boil for ab






Enjoy!















This is my entry for week one, day three of BM #66 for the theme 3 Vegetable that are fruit. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#66.

9 comments:

  1. Even I have made a soup with roasted bell peppers , it really is flavorful . Perfect for monsoon .

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  2. Roasted Peppers are my favorite. Using them to make a soup like this is a great idea!

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  3. Yumm yummy!! That is such a tasty looking red pepper soup. Love the color of it.

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  4. lovely colour . Sounds intresting. Roasting the peppers may give a different lovely flavour. awesome.

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  5. Simple and colorful,comforting soup,perfect for a rainy evening.

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  6. the color of the soup is very inviting..no doubt roasting the red bell pepper must have added a lot to the flavor....makes me hungry

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  7. Wow, such a healthy and hearty soup, can finish my dinner happily with this soup.

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  8. Wow and I love your bowls Varada..the pictures are classic!

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  9. such a cute looking pots..soup looks so tempting..

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