Smokey Roasted Tomato and Pepper Soup

Lynn Socko

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@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

Step-By-Step

1Cut 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.
2Meanwhile, 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.
3Once 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.
4Add 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.
5Garnish 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