Red Capsicum Soup
Soup is the classic starter. Serving this vibrant soup to your guests will add colour and life to your table, and it's just the beginning of your paleo dinner party.
Recipe Tester Feedback: "Very tasty and packs a punch (with the two home-grown chillies I added - wow!)" - Tarryn
No: Gluten / Dairy / Egg / Nuts
Preparation Time 15 minutes + 30 minutes to prepare capsicum
Cooking Time 35 minutes
Serves 4-6Can be frozen
- capsicums - 3, large, red approx. 700g (see Notes for options)
- onion - 400g, peeled and quartered
- garlic cloves - 2, large, peeled
- chillies - 1-3, bullet (depending on how much heat you like
- olive oil - 50g
- tinned tomatoes - 400g, whole, drained
- apple cider vinegar - 15g
- water - 500g
- vegetable stock - 50g, concentrate
- dried thyme - 2 tsp, plus extra to serve
- pepper - freshly ground, black
- coconut yoghurt - to serve, optional
- bread - rolls, to serve, optional
- Roast the whole capsicums (3) over a gas flame or under the grill, turning constantly until they are blackened and blistered all over. This takes about 20 minutes. Put them into a bowl, cover with clingfilm and allow them to steam and soften for another 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can use store-bought roasted capsicums (see Notes).
- In the meantime, add the onion (400g), garlic cloves (2) and chillies (1-3) to the mixer bowl. Chop Speed 5 / 10 seconds.
- Add oil (50g) to the bowl. Program 10 minutes / Steaming Temperature / Speed 1, measuring cap off.
- Once the capsicums are cooled, peel off the skins, making sure you remove any blackened bits that will make the soup bitter. Remove the seeds, then roughly chop the capsicums and add them to the mixer bowl.
- Add the tomatoes (400g tin), vinegar (15g), water (500g), stock concentrate (50g), thyme (2 tsp) and pepper to the bowl. Program 15 minutes / 100C / Speed 1.
- Once cooked, taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
- Blend by gradually increasing the speed to Speed 8 / 30 seconds. Please read your machine’s user manual for correct method of safely blending soups as each machine varies.
- Serve topped with a dollop of coconut yogurt and some thyme leaves. Accompany with your favourite grain free rolls.
- If you don’t want to blacken and peel your capsicums, you can use a premade bottled option. Just drain the liquid from the jar and you need to end up with approx. 400g of flesh.
- If the soup is too thick once it is blended, add a little water to thin it a little.