Tomato and Red Pepper Soup


Cozy up with our Warmly Spiced Tomato and Red Pepper Soup! This comforting dish blends the natural sweetness of red peppers with the rich depth of tomatoes, all enlivened by a gentle medley of spices. It's a perfect bowl of warmth for chilly evenings or a soothing lunch, combining health and taste in every spoonful.

Tomato and Red Pepper Soup

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 bowl

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 150 kcal
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18 g
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Sodium: 320 mg
  • Fiber: 4 g


  • 4 large red bell peppers, chopped
  • 400 g (0.88 lbs or 14 oz) canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 500 ml (17 fl oz) vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: cream and fresh basil for garnish

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Sauté Vegetables: In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Sauté onions and garlic until translucent.
  2. Add Peppers: Add chopped red bell peppers and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add Tomatoes and Spices: Stir in canned tomatoes, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. Pour in Broth: Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Blend Soup: Use an immersion blender or regular blender to purée the soup until smooth.
  6. Serve: Return the soup to the pot, adjust seasoning if necessary, and serve hot. Garnish with cream and fresh basil if desired.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Roasting Option: For a deeper flavor, roast the red peppers in the oven before adding them to the soup.
  • Consistency: Adjust the thickness of the soup by adding more broth if it's too thick.
  • Garnish Variations: Experiment with different garnishes like croutons, grated cheese, or a drizzle of pesto.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make this soup in advance?

Yes, it stores well in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and tastes even better the next day.

Is this soup vegan?

Yes, it is vegan. Just skip the cream garnish or use a vegan alternative.

Can I freeze this soup?

Absolutely. It freezes well for up to 3 months.