Posted by: Cooking Thyme | June 21, 2012

Red & Yellow Bell Pepper Soup

Nothing matches the flavour and sweetness of yellow bell peppers when they’re in season.. Using them together with red bell peppers for this recipe also gives you a great combination of colours in your soup.

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  • 3 red bell peppers
  • 3 yellow bell peppers
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 large potato, peeled and diced, about 2 cups
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tsp vegetable oil
  • coriander, garnish

  Roast the peppers in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, turning several times until charred on all sides. Place in a bowl covered tightly with plastic wrap; let stand until cool enough to handle. Remove skin, stem and seeds.

In a saucepan spray a little bit of vegetable oil, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, cook for a few minutes or until vegetables are softened, stirring occasionally. Add stock and potatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover, and let cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Put the red peppers in food processor and process until smooth. Add half of the soup mixture to the red pepper purée and process until smooth. Season with black pepper and pour into serving bowl. Rinse out food processor. Put yellow peppers in food processor and process until smooth; add remaining soup to yellow pepper purée and process until smooth. Season with black pepper and pour into another serving bowl.

To serve, you need two ladles, ladle some of the red pepper soup into one side of individual bowl, at the same time ladling some of the yellow pepper soup into the other side of the bowl. Garnish with coriander and serve. this soup is tasty warm or cold.

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Responses

  1. The zigzag is so pretty! Presentation is everything. I love it!

    • Thanks, glad you loved it; it gives it the soup an extra touch as opposed to a normal boring looking soup


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