Monday, January 02, 2006

Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Soup

My Dad made this soup over Christmas. I helped a bit and so I thought I might post it.
The good thing about making soup like this is that it maximizes on the flavour, gets the most nutrition out of the vegetables and tastes really good.....It's also very easy and we like that, don't we?

What's in it:

2 Red Peppers (deseeded and cut in half)
4 Tomatoes
10 Cloves Garlic (whole and with the skin intact)
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper
Fresh or Dried Basil
Vegetable Stock


  • Place the peppers, tomatoes and garlic in a roasting tin. Cover liberally in olive oil and season well with salt and pepper (If you're using dried basil, add some now). Roast in the oven set to 150C/300F/Gas Mark 2 for 30-40 mins (use your judgment).
  • Heat 1 pint vegetable stock in a pan and maintain the temperature over a low heat.
  • Place all the roasted vegetables including the garlic, along with 1 ladle stock into your blender. Blend thoroughly on a high setting.
  • Strain into a new pan, adding more stock, according to how thick you want the soup. Stir over a medium heat.
  • Finish with freshly torn basil and a little cream if you wish.



Eve said...

Yummy, I'm just about to make this. Nice recipe


Wendy Dennis said...

Hi Dennis,

Thanks for posting this recipe. I've credited you and linked this recipe from my blog.

Best -

Sylvia said...

Delicious! :-)