Roasted Red Pepper Soup
 
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This vegan roasted red pepper soup is a light, nourishing winter meal. Great for weeknight dinners or packing up for lunch.
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, more for drizzling
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 small fennel bulb, coarsely chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 jarred roasted red bell peppers*
  • ¼ cup cooked cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 cups vegetable broth*
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
For Serving (all optional):
  • 1 jarred roasted red pepper, diced
  • Finely chopped parsley
  • Pinches of red pepper flakes
  • Microgreens
  • Warm baguette
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and pinches of salt and pepper and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, fennel, carrots, and thyme leaves. Stir and cook until the carrots begin to soften, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the balsamic vinegar, red peppers, beans, tomato paste, broth, and ½ teaspoon salt. Simmer until the carrots are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Add the simmered soup to a high-speed blender and puree until smooth. Season with more salt and pepper, to taste. If you would like more punch, add a few more drops of balsamic, to taste. If you would like a little heat, add ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes.
  5. Serve with generous drizzles of olive oil (do not skip, this really makes the soup more luscious and flavorful), desired garnishes, and warm baguette.
Recipe by Love and Lemons at https://www.loveandlemons.com/carrot-roasted-red-pepper-soup/