Friday, September 9

Roasted Tomato Red Pepper Soup



Great way to start out our fall season is with a hearty soup and use up the end of the growing seasons veggies.

For my birthday a few weeks ago my mom bought me one of those Cuisinart hand blenders.  So I've been dreaming up recipes just so I can use it.

This is one of them!


Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Soup

Ingredients:

2 large red bell peppers cored and seeded
1lb tomatoes cored ( I had a mix of cherry, big boys, and sonny boys)
1 large red onion (or any other color... I just had red)
1 bulb of roasted garlic
1/2 cup olive oil
2 bay leaves
6 cups chicken stock (can use veggie if you want it to be vegan/vegetarian)
1/2 cup of fresh basil
2/3 a cup of half and half (optional)
Cherry tomatoes, basil leaves, evoo drizzle, fresh grated parm all good to garnish with (optional)
Salt n' pepper to taste


Directions:

Preheat oven to 450.

Place cut veggies on a baking sheet drizzle with your olive oil salt lightly and roast for 20-30 minutes until nice and carmalized.




In a large pot add in stock, roasted veggies, garlic, and bay leaves. Simmer over medium heat for about 20-30 minutes.

Remove bay leaves.

Add in basil.

With a hand blender puree until its smooth.

Stir in half and half.



And enjoy!

7 comments:

  1. This looks wonderful. I love the method here because I love to roast, but I hate parboiling and peeling tomatoes for soup like this. I bet this has a great flavor - yum! I need to get an immersion blender.

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  2. What great pictures!! Looks yummy too!

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  3. Thanks guys! It's such an easy way to make tomato soup... Becki I hate peeling peppers and tomatoes so the immersion blender works great!! It comes out nice and smooth with the skins left on!

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  4. This sounds sounds delicious! I am so happy that cooler weather is near. I am beyond ready for lots of new soups to try.

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  5. Love the roasted peppers; have you ever tried it with grilled peppers?

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  6. I haven't made this soup with grilled peppers before. But I grill peppers all the time. I'm sure it would give it a great smokey flavor! I will have to do that next time!

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  7. Looks excellent, I'll have to try it! (saw you on This Chick Cooks :)

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