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Roasted Red Pepper Soup

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5 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Serves 4
This roasted red pepper soup is a light, nourishing winter meal. Great for weeknight dinners or packing up for lunch.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided, plus 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
  • 1/4 cup cooked cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 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

  • Heat 2 tablespoons 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.
  • Add the garlic, fennel, carrots, and thyme leaves. Stir and cook until the carrots begin to soften, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the balsamic vinegar, red peppers, beans, tomato paste, broth, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Simmer until the carrots are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Add the simmered soup to a high-speed blender with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil 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 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes.
  • Serve with generous drizzles of olive oil, desired garnishes, and warm baguette.