. Creamy Bell Pepper and Orange Tomato Soup Seriously Soupy

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Creamy Bell Pepper and Orange Tomato Soup

 Creamy Bell Pepper and Orange Tomato Soup - Seriously Soupy

Originally, this soup was intended to be a roasted red pepper and orange tomato, but thanks to issues with my oven the soup was boiled and blended -- classic soupy style. No worries, though, the combination of red and yellow peppers and orange tomatoes created quiet the flavorful soup that also included garlic, basil, lemon thyme, cinnamon and yogurt. Very easy to prepare, this soup smelled really good during the quick cooking process (less than an hour) that was equally amazing to eat: smooth, creamy and slightly sweet. A perfect summer soup that can be savored roasted or not.

Veggies from the soup stock
Straining the veggies
Mixed Pepper and Orange Tomato Soup
4 cups of vegetable broth, approx.
2 red bell peppers 

1 yellow pepper
3 orange tomatoes
1 clove of garlic, chopped up
1/2 red onion, chopped up
1/2 cup of Greek yogurt such as FAGE

pinch of cinnamon
bunch of fresh basil

bunch of fresh lemon thyme
pinch of salt and pepper

Red onion for creamy bell pepper and orange tomato soup
Collection of peppers and tomatoes for soup
Yellow pepper, red pepper and orange tomatoes cut up for soup.

Add the vegetable broth to a medium-sized pot and turn on a low flame.  Chop up the onions and garlic and add them to the pot. Chop up and add the tomatoes and peppers, along with the
fresh basil, lemon thyme, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Let the soup cook on a low flame, checking on it periodically. After 30 minutes (or until ingredients soften) taste the soup -- you may need more cinnamon or salt. Turn off the flame, let cook and the soup contents to a blender. Scoop out a 1/2 cup of yogurt (approx) and add it to the blender, liquefy and pour into a bowl. Enjoy!

 Seriously Soupy Serena


  1. Some serious flavors going on here! I have cooked a potato with the veggies and when I blend it up, it adds enough thickening to the soup to make it seem like a true bisque. Great recipe with fall colors!

  2. Hi Jane,

    Yea, there is a whole lot of flavors in this one. Cooking with a potato to thicken up soup is a great idea! Thanks for the tip.