When it comes to a winter dinners, nothing is easier or more delicious that a simple bowl of soup. You can’t go wrong with the classic choices, such as tomato or chicken noodle, but if you’re looking for something different, you’ll love this recipe for carrot and roasted red pepper soup.
Though this soup recipe has some delicious components, such as coconut milk and aromatic herbs, the main ingredients are the carrots and roasted red peppers. And the nutrients in these veggies are great for your health.
Carrots, which are full of vitamin A, fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin K, can help your eyes stay healthy. They can also lower your cholesterol and prevent memory loss. The bell peppers are full of vitamin C, vitamin B6, and vitamin A. These vitamins can keep your bones, eyes, and skin healthy. The vitamins can also help you reduce your risk of heart disease, arthritis, and certain types of cancer.
If you’re ready for a healthy, easy dinner, try the red pepper soup recipe listed below. Your family will love it!
Carrot & Roasted Red Pepper Soup
(Recipe from Creative Green Living)
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 large onion, diced
- 4 medium carrots, washed and chopped
- 4 cups of water
- 1 1/2 cups of roasted red peppers
- 1/2 teaspoon of dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground thyme
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup of cream or coconut milk
- Heat your olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven and add the diced onion. Stir around for two to three minutes until the onions begin to soften.
- Add the chopped carrots and stir for another three or so minutes.
- Add the water, the roasted red peppers, and the spices. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the temperature and let it simmer uncovered for 20 minutes or until the carrots are soft and can easily be pierced with a fork.
- Remove from the heat and add the cream or coconut milk.
- Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until it is smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
For a garnish, you can top your soup with Parmesan cheese and croutons. If you’d like a side dish to go with your soup consider making a cheese sandwich or a simple salad.
Bonus. Not into red peppers or carrots? We have more soup ideas from around the world. You’ll love Cuban black bean soup, African chicken peanut soup, or the Vietnamese hot and sour soup. You can kind our picks for international stress-reducing soups here.