Exquisite creamy red pepper soup
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Creamy Red Pepper Soup

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Surprise your family or guests with this delicious and healthy recipe for Creamy Red Pepper Soup. A soup with a sweet touch, smooth, creamy and full of flavor that anyone will love. Ideal to serve as a first course or for a light dinner.

Exquisite creamy red pepper soup

If you have never tried it, prepare this Creamy Red Pepper Soup now

You should definitely make this soup if you have never tried red pepper soup before. It's a creamy, smooth soup and it has the perfect touch of sweetness, I'm sure you'll love it!

This soup is made with, guess… yes! Red peppers! Its main ingredient is red bell pepper, but it also has some tomatoes, paprika powder and a touch of cream. This exquisite Creamy Red Pepper Soup is prepared in just 45 minutes.

It is not very common to eat a red pepper soup, however, it is an ideal soup as a first course for important lunches or dinners. No one will believe that you have prepared it in just 45 minutes. Garnish each bowl of soup with a splash of cooking cream or a tablespoon of sour cream, some chopped chives or parsley, and even some croutons. It will look like a soup from a fancy restaurant.

I first tried red pepper soup thanks to one of my grandmothers, she used to prepare it for family events when I was little. I've never been able to forget about that soup. This recipe came up one day when I came back from the supermarket, and I found myself with red bell peppers that I just bought, and red bell peppers that I still had in the fridge. In order not to accumulate so many red peppers, I decided to put the red peppers together with some other ingredients, and this was the result. A delicious soup that reminds me of my childhood.

Ingredients you need to make this recipe

To prepare this recipe you need very few ingredients, below I share with you what I have used:

  • Red bell peppers: obviously, you need red bell peppers to make this exquisite Creamy Red Pepper Soup. You need 4 large red bell peppers
  • Tomatoes: I used two medium tomatoes, there is no need to peel them as at the end of this recipe you will be straining the soup to remove the seeds and skins
  • Extra virgin olive oil: you need two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to fry the onion
  • Garlic: you need two garlic cloves to give the soup an even richer flavor
  • Onion: you need 1 large onion or two small ones
  • Sweet paprika: use one teaspoon of sweet paprika
  • Hot paprika: use half a teaspoon of hot paprika, if you don´t want the soup to have a slight spicy taste, or if you are going to serve it to small children, skip this step
  • Cooking cream: you need 1/4 cup of cooking cream to give it extra creaminess and smoothness, you can skip this step or replace it with vegetable cream if you want this soup to be vegan
  • Chive: it is optional to garnish the soup with fresh chives, I love the taste of chives, and it gives a delicious flavor to the soup. You can also decorate it with a little bit of fresh parsley, or you can decide not to decorate it at all.
  • Black pepper: you need 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper to season this soup
  • Salt: add salt to your liking

Kitchen tools you need to make this exquisite Creamy Red Pepper Soup

Below, you can find all the kitchen utensils I have used to make this exquisite soup.

  • Cutting board: you need a cutting board to cut vegetables, the peppers, tomatoes and onion.
  • Knife: you will use it to cut the vegetables and peel the garlic
  • Pot: you need a medium pot to make the soup
  • Strainer: use a strainer to remove the seeds from the tomato and the skin from the red pepper and tomato for a smooth soup
  • Wooden spoon: you need a wooden spoon to stir
  • Blender: to blend the soup I have used a hand blender, you could use another type of blender if you prefer

How to make this delicious soup

Despite it being an exquisite soup that looks like it comes from a restaurant, it's very easy to prepare.

Put two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, or any other oil you use for cooking, in a pot. Cut the onion, put it in the pot and cook it over medium heat until soft, about 5 minutes. Next, add the two whole garlic cloves, the red peppers and the tomatoes cut into pieces. Leave it for about 5 more minutes over medium heat, stirring from time to time so that it does not burn.

Add water just enough to cover the peppers, don't add too much because you don't want a very watery soup. Leave it on medium heat for 25 minutes. Once this time has passed, the peppers will be soft.

Blend the soup with a hand blender, or if you prefer, you can blend it in a blender. Pass it through a strainer to remove the seeds and skin of the tomato and red pepper.

Finally, if you add the cream and leave it for another minute over medium heat. Serve it and decorate it as you like.

Enjoy!

Exquisite creamy red pepper soup

Frequently asked questions

Below I answer some frequently asked questions, if you do not find the answer, you can leave a comment below.

Do I have to peel the peppers and tomatoes before cooking them?

You do not need to peel them, because once the soup is blended, you will pass it through the strainer and thus you will remove the tomato seeds and the skin of both.

How many people is this Creamy Red Pepper Soup for?

This recipe allows you to serve a bowl of red pepper soup to four people. You can easily double the recipe for a larger amount of soup.

How do I store the leftovers of this soup?

You can store leftovers in a tightly closed container in the fridge, but wait until the soup is at room temperature before putting it into the fridge.

For how long can I store it in the fridge?

In the fridge, it lasts about 3 days. You could even freeze it and keep it for about two months in the freezer.

Is this recipe suitable for vegans or for those with diary allergies?

In this recipe I have used cream for cooking, but you can easily make this recipe vegan or without dairy products, substituting the cream for a vegetable cream, coconut milk or you can even not add any type of cream, the result will be great too.

The soup is very liquid, what do I do?

If you added more water than you should have, don't worry. Leave the soup for a few more minutes over medium heat without a lid so that the water can evaporate.

The soup's consistency is too thick for my taste, what do I do?

This is easy to fix, add a little more water or cream until you get the desired consistency.

Ideas to serve with this soup

Here are some ideas to serve with this red pepper soup:

  • Croutons: some croutons on top of the soup
  • Pesto: This may surprise you, but a teaspoon of pesto on top of the soup, along with a tablespoon of sour cream, is delicious. Make a delicious pesto sauce by following this recipe
  • Baguettes: serve this soup with some baguettes freshly made
  • Salad: make a salad to accompany this delicious soup, like this greek salad

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Creamy Red Pepper Soup

Creamy Red Pepper Soup

Recipe by Oum Bilal

Surprise your family or guests with this delicious and healthy recipe for Creamy Red Pepper Soup. A soup with a sweet touch, smooth, creamy and full of flavor that anyone will love. Ideal to serve as a first course or for a light dinner.

Course: Soup, First courseCuisine: MediterraneanDifficulty: Easy
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Servings

4

servings
Preparation time

10

minutes
Cooking time

35

minutes
Cooking mode

Keep your device screen on

Ingredients

  • 4 4 big red bell peppers

  • 2 2 medium tomatoes

  • 1 1 large onion

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic

  • 2 tablespoons 2 extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon 1 sweet paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 hot paprika (optional)

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 cooking cream (or vegan cream)

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 black pepper

  • water

  • fresh chives (optional)

Instructions

  • Add the two tablespoons of olive oil in a pot, add the chopped onion and cook it for 5 minutes over medium heat.
  • Meanwhile, cut the peppers and tomatoes into chunks and peel the garlic. Add it together with the onion and leave another 5 minutes over medium heat, occasionally stir.
  • Add the spices (minus the chives), salt to taste, and add water to just cover the peppers. If you don't want the soup to taste slightly spicy, avoid the hot paprika or add less. Put the lid on the pot and leave it on medium heat for 25 minutes.
  • Blend the soup with a hand blender or, if you prefer, blend it in a blender. Strain it and put it back in the pot, add the cream and leave another minute over medium heat.
  • Serve it in bowls and garnish the soup with a drizzle of cream and chopped fresh chives.
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