1 Suzie the Foodie: Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Sundried Tomatoes

Monday, March 18, 2013

Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Sundried Tomatoes

Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Sundried Tomatoes

This morning it is -9C. Suffice it to say, soup-making season appears to be far from over where I am. The only consolation is a hardy soup like this one. It melds the strong flavour of red peppers with the sweetness of sundried tomatoes. I had such good luck with adding sundried tomatoes to my tomato soup, I just had to see how well they would go with red peppers.


The Ingredients

Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Sundried Tomatoes

Oh I love it when I get a great deal at my store! These four red peppers only cost me $2! Sales are a big part of where I get my inspiration from.



Do not know how to make roasted red peppers?! Not to worry. It is easy. Let me show you how.

Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Sundried Tomatoes

Here they are, so beautiful! Ready to be turned into soup.

Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Sundried Tomatoes

When I was out shopping with friends, I discovered Pacific Natural Foods Organic Vegetable Broth - Low Sodium. I have never had a vegetable broth I liked so I have been saving this for a special recipe to do some testing with.

Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Sundried Tomatoes

The colour was absolutely beautiful and amazingly, just like the photo on the box. So far, I was impressed! It was soup-making-worthy.


The Recipe

Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Sundried Tomatoes

1 minced garlic clove, 1/2 diced onion, 1/4 cup chopped sundried tomatoes.

Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Sundried Tomatoes

Heat some oil in a large sauce pan or Dutch oven. Add onions and sauté until soft and tender. Around 8 minutes.

Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Sundried Tomatoes

Add garlic and tomatoes. Cook for a couple of minutes. Add 1 3/4 cup of broth.

Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Sundried Tomatoes

Add 1 tsp of oregano. Bring to a boil.

Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Sundried Tomatoes

Remove from heat. Add 3 roasted red peppers and let sit to cool for a bit.

Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Sundried Tomatoes Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Sundried Tomatoes

Ladle some of the soup into a blender. Puree. Keep adding soup carefully and blending until nice and smooth.

Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Sundried Tomatoes

The garnish is essential. Combine some sour cream with some lime juice. Mix together well. I also really loved adding pumpkin seeds on top.


Foodie Conclusion

Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Sundried Tomatoes

What a magnificent soup! Full of flavour and I loved the contrast of the smooth soup which was sweetened by the tomatoes with the edgy sour cream and the crunch from the pumpkin seeds. This is actually a very quick soup to make if you already have some roasted red peppers. So far, I also really like the Pacific Natural Foods Organic Vegetable Broth. More testing to come!

Remember, you can always make roasted red peppers ahead of time and freeze them or preserve in oil until you are ready to use them. I just got some more on sale again (woot!) and will be preserving them until the craving for this soup comes to haunt me. Which will probably happen very soon!

2 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

It DOES look good. And the garnish is a nice touch.

Anonymous said...

Looks and sounds good! One (tiny) suggestion: include a recipe summary at the bottom so that folks won't need to browse through the steps while trying to cook.