29 March 2008

Four Tomato & Red Pepper Soup




I just can't seem to give up on soup, even though spring is on it's way. It must be the bite of snow in the air that is stopping me from embracing salads yet! Either that or it has become an addiction!

Four Tomato & Red Pepper Soup


2 tbsp olive oil
24 cherry tomatoes
6 ripe medium tomatoes on the vine (or any full flavoured tomatoes) chopped in half
6 sun-dried tomatoes
2 tbsp tomato puree
2 red bell peppers, quartered
1 onion, quartered
1 clove garlic
1 pint vegetable stock
1 handful basil
1 handful coriander
salt and freshly ground black pepper


In a large bowl, toss the cherry tomatoes, vine tomatoes, red peppers, onion and garlic with the olive oil and season. Place on a heated oven tray under the grill and cook until starting to brown at the edges.

Pour tomato mixture into a blender, along with the sun-dried tomatoes and herbs. Whiz until smooth.

Pour the soup into a pan and add the vegetable stock. Heat gently and taste for seasoning.

This soup is also delicious served cold.

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This is the tastiest soup I have had in a while and that is saying something, because I have eaten a lot of soup recently.

You may have noticed?

Here are a few other tomato soups to try out:

Coconut and Tomato Soup with Horseradish by Nami-Nami

Tomato Soup with a Twist by Running With Tweezers

Tomato Soup with Roasted Garlic and Seasonal Herbs by Fatfree Vegan Kitchen

Peasant Cabbage Tomato Soup by A Veggie Venture

14 comments:

  1. Ooh pass me a bowl Holler. I love tomato soups and I like that you've used different types of tomatoes. Yum!

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  2. I can see why it would be all gone Holler:D

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  3. This sounds really good, I love that you start by roasting it all too.

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  4. Wow! Another great soup recipe. A soup such as this would be good at any time of year! And it would go well with a salad too :)

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  5. Love the "handful" of herbs, that's the way to do it, can't use too many fresh herbs! I can just imagine how delicious this soup is due to roasting the tomatoes and veggies first.

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  6. Holler, the soup is so vibrant and it's sounds delish but I have a question...why 4 tomatoes? Is there something Feng-Shui about 4 + 1 and the soup? lol

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  7. That sounds like a delicious soup Holler and I'd really love to try the cold version..

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  8. I am going to make some more soon, Val

    Hi Katerina, roasting the tomatoes and pepper, really makes quite a difference to the flavour of the soup.

    Hi LisaI am feeling more in the way of a salad today, actually. The sun is shining!

    Hi Lisarene, I love fresh herbs in soup, gorgeous!

    Hi Peter, nothing as significant as that, just the fact that I used 4 types of tomato. Cherry tomatoes, tomatoes on the vine, sun-dried tomatoes and tomato puree.

    Hi Helen, I think the flavour would be even more intense, if the soup was served cold.

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  9. I think if they're selling a large bowl of tomatoes at the market tomorrow, I'm going to have to make some tomato soup during the week- looks great!

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  10. This roasted tomato and red pepper soup sounds so amazing! Bookmarked to try.

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  11. I've been really into soups recently too. I love how many different kinds there are and how healthy they can be! This soup sounds great. Full of lycopene from all that tomato goodness.

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  12. Tomato soup with sun dried tomatoes sounds like heaven to me! I'd be eating it cold now cuz it feels like summer here already!

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  13. Tomato soup is always a favorite with my family, so this recipe is going to the "File". Thx for sharing.

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