Tomato, sweet pepper and chilli soup

Tomato, Sweet Pepper and Chilli Soup

Jit has come down with the lurgy that is flying around Manchester at the moment, so in a bid to help boost him up and give him a huge dose of vitamin C to help him fight it off, I decided to make him a fiery tomato, sweet pepper and chilli soup (and some fresh bread, of course!)

I don’t know about you, but when I have a cold, having chilli just seems to make things OK again.  I’m not sure whether it is because I can taste it when I’m all bunged up or whether it is the warming that it gives, I just feel lovely getting a chilli kick when I’m down. (OK so that sounds a bit random now that it’s out there, but anyway…)

Tomato, sweet pepper and chilli soup

Tomato, sweet pepper and chilli soup

The great thing about this is how simple and quick it is to cook up and get on the table.  Uses fresh ingredients and tastes absolutely gorgeous!

This is certainly going to become one of your go to recipes when you want something quick, tasty and healthy or when you need that little comfort bowl and immune system boost.

Ingredients:

12 tomatoes, chopped

4 sweet peppers, chopped

1 red onion, diced

1 white onion, diced

3 chillies (or to taste)

2 tbsp olive oil

1 litre boiling water

2 stock cubes

 

Instructions:

chop and dice all the veggies

heat the oil in a stock pot

add the onions to the pan and simmer until softened

add the peppers and chillies and continue to simmer stirring occasionally to make sure they don’ stick

cook for around 10 minutes

make up the litre of stock and add it to the pan

stir thoroughly, bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer

simmer for 20 minutes

let cool, slightly then blitz with a stick blender

serve with some fresh crisp bread and Pure spread

Tomato, sweet pepper and chilli soup

 

Fresh homemade bread

I’ll get the bread recipe up very soon for you!  To be honest, I haven’t been baking my own bread for a few years now but the Great British Bake Off seems to have brought around a revival in my house (well, that and the fact that I work from home these days!)

Let me know how you get on when you try the recipe!

Have a souper (groan!) day!

Sarah sig

 

 

Tomato, Sweet Pepper and Chilli Soup
Recipe Type: Dinner
Author: Sarah Irving
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Cook time:
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Serves: 4
The great thing about this is how simple and quick it is to cook up and get on the table.  Uses fresh ingredients and tastes absolutely gorgeous! This is certainly going to become one of your go to recipes when you want something quick, tasty and healthy or when you need that little comfort bowl and immune system boost.
Ingredients
  • 12 tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 sweet peppers, chopped
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 3 chillies (or to taste)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 litre boiling water
  • 2 stock cubes
Instructions
  1. chop and dice all the veggies
  2. heat the oil in a stock pot
  3. add the onions to the pan and simmer until softened
  4. add the peppers and chillies and continue to simmer stirring occasionally to make sure they don’ stick
  5. cook for around 10 minutes
  6. make up the litre of stock and add it to the pan
  7. stir thoroughly, bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer
  8. simmer for 20 minutes
  9. let cool, slightly then blitz with a stick blender
  10. serve with some fresh crisp bread and Pure spread

 

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