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Delicious roasted red pepper and tomato soup recipe that is full of flavour, nutrient-dense and packed with important antioxidants our bodies need.

When the Autumnal weather is in full swing and the nights draw in but the memories of summer are not that far gone a healthy, hearty soup that reminds you of those warm lazy days is a welcome addition to the menu.

Roasted red pepper and tomato soup recipe

In this deliciously healthy and 100% plant-based roasted red pepper and tomato soup recipe, Mediterranean flavours such as tomato, red pepper, mint and basil are roasted to intensify their flavours and nutrients. Tomatoes are extremely high in lycopene and antioxidants which are shown to help prevent cancers, also capsicums, research has shown increase your metabolic rate which will help you stay in shape.

roasted tomato and red pepper soup

Secret ingredient – turmeric

The secret ingredient in our roasted red pepper and tomato soup recipe is turmeric. Turmeric is one of the best (if not THE best) cancer-fighting spices. Let us explain why turmeric is so amazing. A lot of people know turmeric as a ‘curry’ spice to use in Indian dishes/cooking. Yes, that’s absolutely correct, saying that this amazing cancer-fighting spice can really be used in so many other dishes like this roasted tomato and red pepper soup.

Turmeric – cancer-fighting

So why is turmeric cancer-fighting? Turmeric or the substance in turmeric called curcumin is well-known for its anti-inflammatory agents.

According to Cancer Research UK,  research on cancer cells has shown that curcumin has anti-cancer effects. Curcumin seems to be able to kill cancer cells and prevent more from growing. It has the best effects on breast cancer, bowel cancer, stomach cancer and skin cancer cells.

Additionally, curcumin is incredibly anti-inflammatory. It seems to help conditions such as arthritis, eczema/itching and joint pains. In many South Asian countries turmeric, curcumin has been used as an antiseptic for cuts, burns, and bruises, and as an antibacterial agent. Moreover, it’s also known to help gastrointestinal discomfort associated with irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive disorders.

Admittedly, we need to eat a lot of turmeric to see and feel a difference – consistency is key, preferably a 1/2 teaspoon every day as research has shown lower rates of certain cancers in countries where people eat more curcumin.

So, relax and think of burnt orange autumnal colours but with a nod to the flavours of summer and enjoy a healthy zing of this beautifully roasted red pepper and tomato soup.

roasted tomato and red pepper soup

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roasted tomato and red pepper soup

ROASTED TOMATO AND RED PEPPER SOUP

Delicious roasted red pepper and tomato soup recipe that is full of flavour, nutrient-dense and packed with important antioxidants our bodies need.… Cancer-Fighting Main Courses ROASTED RED PEPPER & TOMATO SOUP RECIPE European Print This
Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 5 red peppers
  • 1 sweet red pepper
  • 5 large tomatoes
  • 4 roasted garlic cloves
  • 1 red onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 litre of organic vegetable stock
  • 2 teaspoons of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of dried chilli flakes (or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • A handful of fresh basil leaves
  • A handful of fresh mint leaves

Instructions

Cut the top of the red peppers and sweet red peppers and slice into large flat pieces discarding the seeds and stalk, coat with olive oil and place skin side up under a hot grill for about 25 minutes or until blackened. Cool and peel off the skins and chop the flesh. Reserve 2 pieces of sweet pepper for garnishing

Cut the tomatoes in half and coat with olive oil along with the red onion, garlic cloves, turmeric and red wine vinegar and roast in a 200c oven for about an hour. This is to ensure a soft roasted garlic clove. After roasting, peel off the tomato skins and squeeze out the garlic pulp and set aside the mix.

(To save on time you could instead score a small cross on the tomatoes and place in a bowl of boiling water for a minute, plunge into cold water then peel and discard the skins. Now fry the tomatoes with the red onion, garlic, turmeric and red wine vinegar and olive oil for about 10 minutes) Oven roasting however will intensify the flavours.)

Heat some oil in a large saucepan and add the roasted peppers and tomatoes mix and pour in a litre of organic vegetable. Add chilli flakes to taste and bring to the boil then lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Leave the soup to cool slightly, then in a blender, blitz until smooth.

When serving, garnish with a slice of the reserved red pepper and a scattering of fresh basil and mint leaves.

Optional - for an extra crisp texture deep fry the leaves before garnishing for no more than 30 seconds.

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