Roasted Tomato Red Pepper Soup

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Shhh, fall is coming. 

In some ways, the transition to fall is subtle.  An orange leaf here, a cool night there.  In other ways, it may be sudden.  Bam—the peppers (or orange squash) are here! 

Roasted Tomato Red Pepper Soup

Roasted Tomato Red Pepper Soup

This week’s CSA box was graced with ripe peppers and tomatoes.  So it was time to revive my Roasted Tomato Red Pepper Soup! 

There used to be a delicious boxed organic Roasted Tomato Red Pepper Soup that my family really enjoyed.  And it was a great way to get two (2!) veggies into picky kids–until it disappeared without a trace.  So I decided to take matters into my own hands and a couple of trials later, we had a homemade version. 

Roasted Tomato Red Pepper Soup from above

Roasted Tomato Red Pepper Soup from above

Besides liking to eat this soup, I love that it can eliminate a deluge, err, bounty of tomatoes and peppers in one fell swoop.  And if that isn’t enough, it can be made completely without store bought ingredients–other than salt and an herb or two.  No cans of anything! 

Both the tomatoes and peppers are roasted for this soup which does a few things.  First, it concentrates flavor, giving you a richer soup that doesn’t need much additional to punch it up.  Second, it dehydrates the tomatoes so cooking down isn’t required.  Finally, it slightly chars the tomato and pepper peels, so they pop right off–making preparation super easy! 

Roast first

Roast first

Remove garlic from skins

Remove garlic from skins

Blend Roasted Veggies

Blend Roasted Veggies

Now some people feel that a tomato soup needs a little cream.  If you are one of these, go ahead and add some dairy or non-dairy to this.  But it really does stand on its own. 

Roasted Tomato Red Pepper Soup

Roasted Tomato Red Pepper Soup

The final benefit of this Roasted Tomato Red Pepper Soup is that it freezes well.  So go ahead and preserve some of summer’s goodness.  Sometime in the deep dark reaches of winter (shhh, winter will follow) you’ll be glad. 

Roasted Tomato Red Pepper Soup
Serves 4
Just roast & blend to make this delicious and seasonal (5 ingredient) Roasted Tomato Red Pepper Soup. Two veggies and great flavor for under 100 calories!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
1 hr
63 calories
14 g
0 g
1 g
3 g
0 g
319 g
53 g
7 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
319g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 63
Calories from Fat 6
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 53mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 14g
5%
Dietary Fiber 4g
16%
Sugars 7g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
47%
Vitamin C
204%
Calcium
4%
Iron
7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1-2 quarts of tomatoes
  2. 1 large or 2 small red bell peppers
  3. 1 bulb garlic
  4. 1/2 Tablespoon oregano
  5. 1/2 Tablespoon dried minced onion
  6. Sea salt
Instructions
  1. Spray a jelly roll pan with a non-stick oil spray.
  2. Cut open red pepper and lay flat on pan skin side up.
  3. Take one (whole) bulb of garlic, slice off about 1/3 inch of the stem. Place on jelly roll pan, cut side down.
  4. Fill up the rest of the jelly roll pan with tomatoes. Cut them in half for romas or quarters for large slicing tomatoes (I have even used beefsteak) and place on pan, skin side up. Roast at 400 until skins start to blacken, approximately 30-45 minutes.
  5. Remove the pan from the oven and let cool. Remove and discard the tomato and pepper skins but reserve any juices left in the pan. Squeeze the garlic cloves out of their skins and discard the garlic skins.
  6. Blend the vegetable and garlic pulp in a blender with dried minced onion, oregano and sea salt to taste.
  7. Add juices from pan and/or water as needed to thin (usually I use all of the pan juices). Add cream if you must 😉
  8. Serve warm.
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calories
63
fat
1g
protein
3g
carbs
14g
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4 Comments

  1. you know, i’m pretty tired of making salsa and spaghetti sauce with our tomatoes. this is a delicious alternative that hadn’t occurred to me!

  2. What a gorgeous soup! I can only imagine the flavor!

  3. Wow Inger, this soup looks beautiful and I love the sounds of roasted tomatoes and peppers…I love it!
    Hope you are having a great week 🙂

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