Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Demuths Cookery School

Red Pepper Soup

This soup is a vivid red colour and looks lovely served with a swirl of dairy-free cream or yoghurt. It’s especially nice on a rainy day or anytime you need to add some brightness to a meal.

Ingredients

  1. 1 large onion
  2. 1 bulb of garlic – cut in half through the middle
  3. 3 tbsp olive oil
  4. 6 large red peppers
  5. 2 bay leaves
  6. 2 tsp ground cumin
  7. 1 to 2 tsps brown sugar
  8. 1⁄2 tsp chilli flakes or 1 red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped (optional)
  9. 500ml vegetable stock
  10. 1/2 lemon, add juice to taste
  11. Topping: A handful of chopped parsley and a spoonful of vegan plain yoghurt

Preparation

Serves 8

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180c/ gas mark 4
  • Halve and de-seed the peppers. Rub them with a little olive oil and place on a baking tray with the halved garlic and roast for 40 minutes, or until the peppers are wrinkly and blackened.
  • Place the cooked peppers in a bowl and cover with cling film to trap the heat and help release the skin. When cool peel off the skins.
  • Peel and dice the onion. Fry the onion, cumin seeds and bay leaves in olive oil for 15 minutes until the onion is translucent, add the garlic, the peeled peppers, the salt, sugar and chilli.
  • Add the stock and bring to the boil. Simmer with a lid on for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the bay leaves and blend the soup until it is smooth. Add more lemon juice, sugar and salt to taste.
  • To serve, sprinkle the top with generous amounts of parsley and top with a spoonful of dairy-free yoghurt.

 

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