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Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Soup

Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Soup

An easy and delicious roasted vegetable soup with tomatoes, red bell peppers and aromatics.  Vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free!

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Ingredients

6 ripe beefsteak tomatoes, cut in half and core removed

2 red bell peppers, cut into ¾ inch pieces

1 small red onion, sliced thin

4 cloves of garlic, smashed 

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

1-2 cups chicken or vegetable broth

1-2 teaspoons white balsamic vinegar

 

To Serve:

Chopped fresh basil

Extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Place tomato halves cut size down in a roasting pan.  Add peppers, onions and garlic. Toss vegetables with olive oil and season with salt and pepper  Transfer pan to oven and roast for an hour.
  2. Remove pan from the oven and allow the vegetables to cool slightly.  Using tongs, slip the skins off of the tomatoes. Transfer half the vegetables and any accumulated juices to a blender.  Blend until smooth. Transfer to a large saucepan. Repeat with remaining vegetables.

  3. Add enough broth to give the soup a nice, creamy consistency.  Bring to a boil over medium heat and continue to simmer for 10 minutes.  Add 1 teaspoon of vinegar and season with salt and pepper to taste. If you think the soup needs a little more zing, add the second teaspoon of vinegar.  Serve topped with basil and a drizzle of olive oil.

Notes

Can be made up to three days ahead.  This soup also freezes well.

Adapted from Everyday Food Magazine.

Keywords: soup, red pepper, tomato, summer, roasted, vegetable, vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, creamy