Simple Tomato and Red Pepper Soup

Simple and delicious.

I must admit that tomato soup is not usually my personal choice as the shop bought products are a little too sweet for my taste. Here in Australia where I live we are now coming into the warmer weather, but before we get too hot I thought I would make one last batch of soup.

This recipe is really easy – 3 ingredients plus water. If you don’t add the water then you could actually use this as pasta sauce instead. I love it when recipes have multiple uses 🙂

The char-grilled red pepper strips that I used came from a can, but you can use those from a jar or even char your own red pepper (capsicum) if you want.

Ingredients – serves 4:

  • 800g/28oz can diced tomatoes
  • 200g/7oz char-grilled red pepper strips (drained if from a can or jar)
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 and 1/4 cups water
  • freshly ground black pepper, to season

Method:

  • Put the tomatoes, red pepper strips, garlic and 1 cup of the water into a large saucepan and bring to the simmer over a medium-high heat. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and use an immersion blender (stick blender) to blitz until smooth.
  • Add approx 1/4 cup water or enough to get the consistency of the soup as you like it. This will also depend on the original consistency of your tomatoes.
  • Serve topped with some freshly ground black pepper.
  • Enjoy!

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One Response to Simple Tomato and Red Pepper Soup

  1. caciafarms says:

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