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Sunday, 13 September 2015

Red Peppers: Good Nutrients and a Great Tasting Soup

There's something cheerful about a red pepper, perhaps that's why it's this blogs logo! Or maybe it's because one cup equals close to 300% of your daily Vitamin C requirement! Why not include red peppers on your shopping list ... or are you already?

Roast Red Pepper & Tomato Soup

Roast Red Pepper & Tomato Soup

A delicious warming soup stacked with vitamins & minerals.

Serves Four

3 Deep red peppers, halved & de-seeded.
1 White onion, unpeeled & halved.
4 Cloves of garlic, unpeeled.
2 Sticks of celery, sliced & chopped.
500g Plum tomatoes.
450ml Vegetable stock.
2tbsp Olive oil.
2tbsp Tomato puree.
1tbsp Sundried tomato paste.
1tsp Flaked chilli.
25g Butter.
Salt & coarsely ground black pepper


1. Pre heat oven to 190/gas mark 4. Place the pepper & onion halves (cut side down) along with the plum tomatoes & garlic cloves into a baking tray & drizzle with the olive oil. Bake at the top of your oven for 30 mins or until the vegetables are roasted & tender.
2. Meanwhile melt down the butter in a large pan over a medium heat and saute the chopped celery for 4-5 mins. Not too hot, don't burn the butter.
3. Make up the vegetable stock adding the tomato puree, sundried tomato paste & the chilli flakes. Mix well and then add to the sauteed celery. Remove from the heat.
4. When the baked vegetables are ready remove the peel from the onion & garlic cloves roughly chop them & add them to the pan along with the plum tomatoes. Place back on to a low to medium heat & using a hand blender blend until the soup is smooth.
5. Season to taste & gently simmer until the soup is at a comfortable edible temperature. Do not allow the soup to boil. 

Certainly hope you may enjoy this recipe idea. We try and bring a wide variety, but not all recipes will suit all. Any food allergies, or underlying health issues must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.
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All the best Jan


Anonymous said...

Soup looks a very good recipe idea.


Lowcarb team member said...

Annie, many thanks for your comment.
Soups start to appear in my menu plans from September ...they are just great for cooler days.

All the best Jan

Jo said...

It's coming round to soup time again, the cold weather will be here before we know it.

DeniseinVA said...

One of the many things to look forward to in cooler weather, soup! Delicious, thanks Jan and also for the kind words on my blog.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love red peppers but my favourite peppers are the multicoloured ones, so you can get red, green and orange peppers all in the one!

Lowcarb team member said...

Jo, many thanks for your comment.
Yes, it is getting cooler now isn't it ... I just love a warming bowl of soup in cool or cold weather.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Denise ... I always enjoy my visits to your blog, thank you.

Thank you to for your comments here. I do think soup in cooler weather is so inviting.
Hope you've had a good day.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi 'CGP' and thank you for your comment.

Yes, like you, I do enjoy all colours of peppers, and they are so versatile in so many different dishes

Have a good week ahead ...

All the best Jan