Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Red Pepper and Carrot Soup GF SCD

Red Pepper and Carrot Soup in a soup pot

We often make soup, not just because it's totally delicious and comforting but also because it's a fantastic way to make sure that we don't waste any of our vegetables. Soups are so quick and easy to make. Just chop and chuck the vegetables in a pan with a bit of stock and a few herbs and spices, cook for a about half an hour, blend and enjoy. This soup is one I made recently, I love its fiery, vibrant colour.

Red Pepper and Carrot Soup GF SCD

600g carrots
2 red bell peppers
1 onions
2 cloves garlic
700ml water or stock
1 tsp paprika
11/2 tsp dried thyme
2 tblsp fresh chopped parsley
extra virgin olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper
ground mace

  • Heat a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a deep heavy based pan. Chop the onions roughly. Tip into the pan and fry gently for about 5 to 10 minutes until translucent.
  • Heat a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a deep frying pan or wok. slice the peppers and tip into the pan. Fry on a medium to high heat for 5 minutes.
  • Peel and slice the carrots and add to the onions with the garlic and paprika. 
  • Continue to fry, stirring regularly for another 5 minutes. Add the dried thyme and tip in the peppers. Pour in the water or stock, add a large pinch of mace and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Cover and simmer gently for about 30 to 40 minutes or until the vegetables are soft. Chop the parsley and sprinkle into the soup.
  • Blend until smooth, this recipe serves 4 people.

Blend the Red Pepper and Carrot Soup

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  1. I am so glad to find another person who does not relegate soups to the "cold weather food" department! I love soups year round, maybe even a bit more in the summer when they make a great light supper when paired with a salad on a hot evening. Your soup looks fantastic and I think the pairing of sweet carrots with the mild spiciness of red peppers makes a great combination! thanks for sharing your recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  2. Soups are always so good. I love having them for lunch since they're so simple to make and quite filling. Looking forward to trying your recipe out!

    Thanks for sharing this at this week's Sugar Free Sunday!

  3. Thank you Raj and Alea! Soup is a great favourite in our household!

  4. This looks so good! I agree...soups can be eaten all year long.


  5. The colour of this soup is amazing, and I really love the flavours you have used, especially the thyme and paprika. Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul blog hop.

  6. What a beautiful looking soup! Mace is a spice I don't come across much, but I imagine it would give a great flavor. Thanks for sharing with Sunday Night Soup Night, look forward to seeing you again soon!