Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Roasted Capsicum & Tomato soup

Its time to post the recipe for the Ssshhh Cooking secretly challenge and I am glad that I am on time. I was paired with +Nalini of Nalini's Kitchen and the secret ingredient was capsicum and/or ginger. I first thought of a simple stir fry but then its been a long time since we had had soup and bread and so settled for this flavorful soup. To me any soup needs to have bread by the side or atleast in the form of croutons. Since I didn't have any bread at hand, I made some rosemary olive oil focaccia from scratch. The crusty and flavorful bread was a perfect accompaniment for the soup and we really enjoyed it for dinner.


~*What U Need*~
Olive oil - 1 tbsp
Onion - 1, small, chopped
Garlic - 1, chopped
Diced tomatoes - 1 can(440g), I used Italian style
Red Capsicum - 1
Water/Vegetable stock - 1 cup or more
Salt - to taste
Pepper - to taste
Italian seasoning - to taste

How I Made it:
Cut the capsicum and remove the seeds. Place cut side down on a cookie sheet and broil for 5-7 mins till the skin is deeply black. Once out the oven cover and allow to sit for 10 mins. Peel and chop the roasted capsicum. Set aside. Heat oil in a pan, add garlic and onion and cook till soft.

Add the tomato, capsicum and water, season and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 mins. Cool slightly and blend well. You can pass through a sieve too. Reheat over low heat. Pour into bowls and sprinkle with extra seasoning and olive oil.

Serve with some bread. I made some focaccia to go with the soup. A perfect combo.

So thats it Folks...
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15 comments:

  1. Soup looks so yum... can I grab one bowl please!!!!!!

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  2. Very comforting soup to have for a light dinner

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  4. what a combo ! Definitely a healthy one

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  5. I love roasted bell pepper soup. Looks so tempting with the focaccia.

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  6. Delicious and colorful looking soup. Wonderfully prepared.
    Deepa

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  7. A warm bowl of this soup is just enough for me to finish my dinner happily. well done with ur ingrediebts.

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