Smokey Roasted Tomato and Pepper Soup

Lynn Socko

By
@lynnsocko

This delicious soup is made with fresh veggies only. Some are roasted, some are sauteed, but it is a wonderful nature flavor of Mother Natures sweet vegetables. To jack this up a notch, add a habanero pepper to the roasting process.


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Serves:

approx 7 c

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

ROASTED VEGGIES

6-8
tomatoes
1/2 large
red bell pepper
1/2 large
yellow bell
1/2 large
orange bell pepper
1
habanero pepper, fresh, opt
3 clove
garlic

SAUTED VEGGIES

1 1/2 c
finely diced onion (approx 1 onion)
1 1/2 c
finely chopped carrots (approx 2-3 carrots)
1 c
finely diced celery (approx 1 rib)
4-8 Tbsp
olive oil/unsalted butter

REMAINING INGREDIENTS

4 c
rich homemade chicken stock (unsalted)
2 tsp
smoked paprika
1 tsp
cracked black pepper
coarse sea salt to taste
1/2 c
chopped fresh cilantro

THICKENER

1/2 c
hot water
1/2 c
masa (corn flour)

GARNISH

**crumbled bacon
**grated cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cut tomatoes and peppers in half. Remove stems and seeds from peppers. Place all on a spray oil coated baking sheet. Also place 3 cloves of garlic with skin ON, on baking sheet. Bake at 300° for 1 hr.
2
Meanwhile, chop/dice onion, celery, and carrots. Place in a large soup pot with about 4 tbs. of butter or olive oil. Saute until completely tender, about 30-45 min. I like to place a lid on, it speeds up the process.
3
Once roasted veggies are cool, remove skin from tomatoes and garlic. Place tomatoes, peppers, garlic, and sauteed veggies in food process and blend well until they resemble a puree. Return to soup pot.
4
Add 4 c. of rich chicken stock. I use home made. Also add 2 tsp. smoked paprika, 1 tsp. cracked black pepper and a pinch of salt. Let simmer for 15 min. Add more salt if necessary. At this point, mix together 1/2 c. of hot water and 1/2 c. of flour or corn flour till it becomes a paste. Add to soup mix and stir with a whisk to combine well. Add chopped cilantro once soup is to taste.
5
Garnish with crumbled cooked bacon and grated cheese or sour cream.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy