Roasted red pepper and onion soup

The snow has started! Time to wrap up warm with a bowl of soup! Oh wait there is no need to wait for an excuse to eat soup...the ultimate comfort food and simply so healthy.

Soup conjures up magical feelings....wrapped up warm with chilly fingers clasped around a cup of steaming soup, tucked up in bed with a cold when all you feel like eating is a big bowl of soup, a pan of soup gently simmering no the stove ready to be devoured upon coming home after a walk across the hills.

Soup, soup, soup...and you cant get much better than this, a rich, red, flavourful roasted red pepper soup with roasted veg toppings to totally overwhelm you! I love these photos, they make me want to go and make another batch right away.

I made some polenta crackers to go with my soup, but you'll have to wait until tomorrow for that recipe :-)

Recipe: Roasted red pepper soup

50g red lentils- ground
2 tbs olive or coconut oil
1 large onion- half chunky sliced and half finely diced
2 cloves garlic (or 1 tsp roast garlic powder)
1 tin of tomatoes
3 red peppers (half or 1 reserved)
400g veg stock
Salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to taste


Halve and roast the peppers (reserve 1 half) until the pepper has blistered.

Meanwhile saute the diced onion and garlic for 5 minutes, and then add the peppers and all remaining ingredients to the pan and cook for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile sliced the remaining pepper half and roast the pepper and remaining onion slices for approx 8-10 minutes until golden.

Puree the soup mixture with a hand blender and serve with the extra pepper and onion slices on top.

For further guidance on making gluten free choices please see this post.

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