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Roasted Capsicum Soup with Basil Oil

Roasted Capsicum Soup with Basil Oil

My Roasted Capsicum Soup with Basil Oil is so comforting to eat. The delicious combination of red peppers, tomato and onion roasted to perfection offers a delightfully sweet and comforting taste. I love to serve this soup with a basil oil which takes seconds to make. The flavours complement each other so well, and the colour is so vibrant!

Aside from being delicious, red capsicum has a lot of health benefits! They’re a great source of Vitamin A, B6 and C, and are packed full of antioxidants. I enjoy eating capsicum both raw and cooked. Serve strips of capsicum on a dip platter or add to your salad for a burst of colour. Capsicum is a great addition to pasta sauces and on pizza. Fill halved peppers with a delicious array of ingredients and roast – such as our Piedmontese Roasted Peppers.

I wrote this recipe for my friend Alecia, who was in search of some Quick and Easy Homemade Soup Recipes. You’ll have to check out her blog!

So, tell me – what is your favourite soup recipe? Some of my favourites (aside from my Roasted Capsicum Soup, of course!) are Potato, Pumpkin and Sweet Potato, and Broccoli and Potato Soup.

I hope that my Roasted Capsicum Soup with Basil Oil will become a new favourite in your household. Do let me know in the comments below if you try it.

Enjoy!

Alex xx

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Roasted Capsicum Soup with Basil Oil

Vibrant in colour and full of flavour, this soup is an ideal starter or easy meal. Vegan and gluten-free!
Course Entree, Main Course, Soup, Starter
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword capsicum, delicious, easy hummus, gluten free option, red pepper, roasted vegetables, simple, soup, vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 195kcal
Author Alexandra

Ingredients

For the soup –

  • 2 red capsicums bell peppers
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 2 medium brown onions
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • salt and pepper to taste

Basil oil –

  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 200 Degrees C (390 F).
    Line a sheet pan with foil. 
  • Halve your red peppers and remove the seeds and membrane.
    Peel and halve your onions.
    Quarter your tomatoes.
  • Place the peppers, onions and tomatoes on your sheet pan, and drizzle with olive oil, oregano and salt and pepper.
  • Roast in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Place the cooked vegetables in either a blender or a saucepan (if you have an immersion blender). Add the vegetable stock, and blend until a smooth consistency.
  • To make the basil oil, place the basil and oil in a small blender or food processor and whiz until smooth.
  • Check to make sure the seasoning is to your liking.
    Serve soup with a drizzle of the basil oil. Enjoy!

Notes

* Serves 4 people as a starter/entree or 2 people as a main course.
* The herb oil also works well with parsley, if you don’t have any basil.
* I have used vegetable stock to keep the recipe vegan, but you can use chicken stock if you prefer.

Nutrition

Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 243mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 53.2% | Vitamin C: 107.9% | Calcium: 3.2% | Iron: 4.4%

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