Soup Season Already?

It’s barely fall but I’m already in the mood for everything autumn: Pumpkin Spice Lattes, knit sweaters, leather boots and, most importantly, fall ingredients and soup! I bought a few extra peppers last week at the grocery store and felt inspired to make my first-ever roasted red peppers, which would then be converted into soup. The recipe is very simple, but the flavors are devine. Add some chicken or quinoa and make it a meal, or serve it on the side of a salad or light dinner. Fall, I’m ready for ya!


INGREDIENTS (makes 4 servings)

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

3 red peppers

2 tbsp. olive oil, divided

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 tsp. smokey paprika

dash of cayenne pepper

3 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth

salt and pepper

greek yogurt


Preheat broiler. Cut each pepper in half and remove the seeds and stem. Place each half, skin side up, on a foil-lined cookie sheet and brush with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Broil peppers until the outsides are completely charred, 15-20 minutes. Once charred, place the peppers in a plastic bag and seal for about 20 minutes. The steam will help the skins come off more easily. Meanwhile, heat the remaining olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and sautee until soft and translucent. Add the cayenne and paprika and stir for a minute. Add the stock and lower the heat. Once cooled, remove the skins of the peppers and tear them into strips. Put them in a blender or food processor and pulse a few times. Add the stock mixture and puree until the soup is smooth. If the soup is too spicy, add a dollop or two of greek yogurt and blend again. Return soup to the saucepan and heat to your desired temperature. Garnish with a dollop of greek yogurt, sour cream, olives, olive oil, etc.


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