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Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup: a Homemade Recipe

Updated on September 19, 2014

Roasted Red Peppers and Tomato Soup - Fresh, Healthy and Low in Calories!

This red pepper and tomato soup recipe is so flavorful and smells absolutely gorgeous.

I love it because I can make a big batch and take it to work in a thermos everyday for a nutritious lunch! It is great for all seasons, a delicious winter warmer or as a cold summer soup.

For those of us who need to watch our waistlines a big bowl of this soup is less than 100 calories! This is also dairy free and packed full of vitamin c - so virtuous! I can't recommend it enough, so here are step by step instructions (complete with my photos!) for my favorite red pepper and tomato soup recipe. I hope you try it!

All images copyright LadyFlashman unless otherwise credited

Ingredients for Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

Try to buy organic and locally sourced if possible

This recipe serves four and will take about 60 minutes in total to prepare and cook.

You need to buy the following:

  • 4 large red peppers (capsicums)
  • 500g (1lb) of tomatoes
  • (try plum or vine tomatoes)
  • 1 medium carrot
  • (washed, peeled and chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 red onion
  • 600ml (1 pint) of vegetable stock
  • Handful of fresh basil, sage or a couple of bay leaves. This is for the garnish.
  • Salt and pepper

Step One - Preparing and Roasting the Veg

Firstly, core and de-seed your red peppers and cut them in half. Then place them skin side up under a hot grill.

Roast the peppers until blackened and blistered; the more roasted the better! This will take about 10 minutes, then set to one side to cool.

Meanwhile cut the tomatoes in half and place them under the grill skin side down. Roast for about 10 minutes, until they are soft and the flesh is starting to move away from the skin. Once done, set aside to cool.

Vegetable Stock
Vegetable Stock

Step Two - Putting the Rest of the Ingredients Together

Whilst the tomatoes and red peppers are cooling, peel and cut up the carrot and chop up the onion.

Prepare your stock according to the instructions on the back of the packet - or better still use fresh stock!

Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the carrot and onion and fry for 5 minutes, or until the onion looks soft. Don't let the onion burn, it will give your soup an odd gritty texture!

The peppers and tomatoes should be cool enough to touch now. Take the skin off the peppers, scrape it off with a knife or with your hands - whatever is easier. Slice the pepper halves into strips. They will not look pretty - as you can see!

Add the peppers to the onion and carrot, and pour in the stock. Take off the tomato skins and add the pulp to the soup mixture, this is a messy business so I do this over the saucepan.

Bring to the boil and let it simmer for 20 minutes.

Step Three - the Fun Part, Blending the Soup!

Remember to put the lid on the blender!

Take the pan off the heat and transfer to a food blender or processor. I find that it's best to do this in batches, it is less messy and easier to get a smooth blend.

Liquidize until smooth and pour into a large bowl. Add the seasoning.

Make sure you taste before seasoning, I don't need to add salt because the stock does that for me - but whatever suits your taste.

Voila! Homemade Red Pepper and Tomato Soup!

A bowl of vegetabley goodness

Serve into bowls and garnish with your herb of choice - basil or sage leaves are good. Tuck in and feel healthy!

My Soup Recipe Has Been Featured in these Brilliant Blogs!!!


I am so pleased that other people find this soup tasty too!

Check out Roasted Pepper And Tomato Soup With Jalapeno Bread by Recipe Experiments, who tried out this recipe and embellished it to make it their own.


My Wise Mom who made this as part of her weekly menu for her family.

Red Pepper and Tomato Soup Can Also Be Served With....

1. Chili flakes are a great addition adding a spicy kick!

2. A teaspoon of creme fraiche per bowl adds a lovely creamy taste and texture.

3. A sprinkling of seeds - sunflower, pine nuts or pumpkin seeds add a nutritious crunch. Even nicer if you toast them first.

4. Grate a little Parmesan or Gruyere cheese on top, extremely delicious as the cheese goes all melty and stringy.

5. Make croutons out of chunky wholewheat bread. Or just dip lovely big slices of crusty bread in - yum!

The Nutritional Value of Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

Very low in fat and calories!

I used an excellent website called Weight Loss Resources to work out the nutritional value for my recipe. If you become a member you can have an online food diary.

Calories (kcal) - 96.6

Carbohydrate (g) - 17.4

Protein (g) - 3.3

Fat (g) - 1.8

Fibre (g) - 4.5

Fruit & Veg portions - 4.2

This is per bowl.

Have You Got Your Own Recipe for Red Pepper and Tomato Soup? Homemade soup is always best!

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    • pcblogger lm profile image

      pcblogger lm 4 years ago

      Nice recipe.. I luv tomato soup.. will try this.

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      sandi13 4 years ago

      Look delicious. Nice winter soup recipe.

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      chat2vishakha 4 years ago

      It looks delicious.Very nice recipe.

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      AmyJoReviews LM 5 years ago

      This looks delicious!! Thanks for this lense! I love roasted red pepper!

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      BunnyFabulous 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I've got to try this! Love all the photos you put in for each step too.

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      kabbalah lm 5 years ago

      Sounds delicicious

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      Stephanie Tietjen 5 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      Healthy, tasty, low calorie--sounds perfect. I bookmarked this one--can't wait to taste it.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Made this red pepper and tomatoe soup this was so nice and plenty left for tomarra..than k you :-)

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      Pat Goltz 5 years ago

      I like my tomato soup with crushed oregano and rice. If you blacken the red peppers, most of the Vitamin C will have been destroyed by heat. RAW red peppers are extremely high in Vitamin C, much higher than any citrus fruit. Cook them with caution, therefore. Years ago, I went to the dentist, and she said she couldn't do anything for me until I improved the condition of my gums. I scheduled another appointment, and ate one raw green pepper a day. When I went back, she was astonished and wanted to know what I had done to my gums! They were in excellent condition.

      This recipe sounds good, and I will try it.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great recipe. This is a keeper for me. I have made this soup several times already. Thank you for the step by step and the pics.

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      kburns421 lm 5 years ago

      Wow, this sounds AMAZING. Can you just whip up a batch and, like, mail it to me or something? Haha I'm not sure I could manage this with my cooking skills, but I just might give it a try.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This sounds marvelous. And as a type 2 diabetic it gives me an alternative to commercially made tomato soup which is often very high in added sugar. Thanks

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is quite easy to follow with the pictures you provided.

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      slotowngal 5 years ago

      Great recipe! Emailed it to my daughter...

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      John Dyhouse 5 years ago from UK

      Actually yes, I included the recipe in my homemade vegetable soups lens. This is a wonderful tutorial/recipe and also some useful tips and some great little extras.

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      MintySea 5 years ago

      that looks so yummy

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      Evelyn 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      I love that this soup is great hot or cold. I must try - I could live on soups with fresh veggies. I can have it hot for dinner with crusty homemade bread and cold for lunch with crackers or croutons the next day? I have red peppers, tomatoes and red onions in my kitchen right now - I'm there!

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      Tennyhawk 5 years ago

      Sounds delicious!

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      Rosaquid 5 years ago

      This is a great summer soup recipe! Thanks!

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      Kathryn Grace 5 years ago from San Francisco

      I was thinking about making this soup soon and came back for a look at the recipe again. Still sounds divine! I do wish the pictures would come back, though. They help!

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      KeyboardNinja 5 years ago

      Will definitely be trying this recipe.

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      Anastacia Gutierrez 5 years ago

      Enjoyed this lens, but I do wish that the photos were still visible. You must have moved them offline? Sounds delicious, even without the visuals.

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      Cindy 5 years ago from Pittsburgh Pa

      Love the red pepper and tomato soup recipe, can't wait to try it, hope you don't mind if I add to my Good Soup Recipes lens:)

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      acreativethinker 5 years ago

      This soup sounds delicious! Will have to try it. Thanks for sharing. :)

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      Not really, but i have a recipe for paprikas, sort of soup from paprika and tomato. Thanks for sharing your tips!

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      Blackspaniel1 5 years ago

      Nice soup

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great soup but use stick blender to blend in saucepan, less messy and all kitchens need this gadget. Try making this variant i learned in France. Fry 3 deseeded peppers with one onion, add some chicken stock . Cook till soft then blend and strain. now add some garlic and herb cream cheese (I use Boursin) and whizz up again for delicious hot or cold soup

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      Kathryn Grace 5 years ago from San Francisco

      No, and I have been searching for a good one. This is lovely. Can't wait for the summer tomatoes to ripen so I can give it a go!

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      It sounds quite tasty! Love the finished color of that soup.

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      moonlitta 5 years ago

      Yay for roasted red peppers!

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      pinto2011 6 years ago

      This is just great and very soon I am going to give it a try.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Fantastic recipe - turned out perfectly. 1 small variation - I added 1 roasted garlic bulb and 1 whole (de-seeded) chili pepper. Just delicious. Photos were a nice guideline for a non-chef such as myself!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have just made this and it tastes absolutely gorgeous. I didn't use roast tomatoes though, I used tinned chopped tomatoes with a little tomato paste.

      I'm dieting and this soup is perfect.

      I really do feel healthy.

      Thank you for taking the time to include all the photos. I worry that my roasted peppers always look a bit black in places but you've reassured me. :)

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      awesomedealz4u 6 years ago

      Looks amazing. Will have to try it :)

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      awesomedealz4u 6 years ago

      Looks amazing. Will have to try it :)

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      autofanatic 6 years ago

      One of my favorite soups. Yummy!

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      Cheryl Paton 6 years ago from West Virginia

      Sounds delicious. Lovely directions!

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      dahlia369 6 years ago

      Wonderful lens, makes me crave good homemade soup early in the morning... :)

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      Chazz 6 years ago from New York

      I love that you took actual photos of the process to use in this lens -- it really makes a difference. Blessed.

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 6 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Mmm, this looks so good! Blessed

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      Tamara14 6 years ago

      I love roasted red peppers, but usually serve them cold as a salad, with some fresh garlic and vinegar. This idea of making a soup out of them sound great and I'll be making it for sure. Blessed~

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      do you need to deseed the tomatoes

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      pupster132 lm 6 years ago

      Wow is all i can say! That looks absolutely delicious! I can't wait to try this

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      hobbity 6 years ago

      I am making tomato soup for the first time today so needed advice on how to skin the tomatoes which I got - excellent lens thank you

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      verkeerd 6 years ago

      Looking forward to try it!

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      GypsyPirate LM 6 years ago

      I can't wait to try this recipe!! Thanks!!

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      Carol Fisher 6 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      What a wonderful looking soup - blessed.

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      GastroStu 6 years ago

      Delicious lens, I'm a huge fan of homemade soups.

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      RecipePublishing 6 years ago

      I love soups!

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      TravelingRae 6 years ago

      Roasting the peppers AND the tomatoes?! Brilliant! I'm going to try this. :)

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      Rose Jones 6 years ago

      This looks absolutely delicious. I am going to have it this week.

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      elyria 6 years ago

      I am literally off to the kitchen to try it out right now, can't wait to come back here to let you know how it turned out. Yum!

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      Kiwisoutback 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Sounds excellent, I've never roasted my own peppers but I'd like to give it a try.

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      Lenskeeper 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this recipe. This soup looks very good, and you have layed out the recipe very well.

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      Mickie Goad 6 years ago

      The instructions for roasting the peppers and tomatoes looks so very easy. Thank you for showing me how to do this so I can try this soup. I have pepper and tomato plants in my garden and will be harvesting soon!

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      Suze05 LM 6 years ago

      mmm.. this looks like something awesome to make with the fresh peppers and tomatoes from my garden..! :O)

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      CHalloran LM 6 years ago

      oh it looks very delicious! i want to try it....

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      sdtechteacher 6 years ago

      I usually buy this kind of soup, but I am favoriting this lens so I can learn to make it myself. Thanks!

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      kimbesa 6 years ago from USA

      Today's a good day for this soup...thanks!

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      pheonix76 6 years ago from WNY

      Wow, this looks so tasty!! I have never even tasted red pepper and tomato soup before, but will be trying this recipe. Have lensrolled to my veggie recipes lens. :)

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      kathysart 7 years ago

      How YUMMIE! I cannot wait to try your recipe... yay!

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      2ues 7 years ago

      Looks good and will give this recipe a try soon, peppers and tomatoes are two of my favourite ingredients to cook with.

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      JanieceTobey 7 years ago

      This Red Pepper and Tomato Soup recipe sounds DELICIOUS!! Blessed!

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      MANOJBALAKRISHNAN 7 years ago from Abu Dhabi

      well written lens and mouth watering recipie. I like it. Please visit my lens

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      BrickHouseFabrics 7 years ago

      Yes, love it!

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      Teri Villars 7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      No, but I do now! This looks VERY tasty! Thanks for the info!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Can i freeze this soup as i am trying to get ahead for christmas and have a relaxing day instead of spending it in the kitchen

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      TWOnline2 7 years ago

      OMG. soup has got to be my favorite. love this pepper soup.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Looks awesome,I must try this!

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      DataLaura 7 years ago

      looks yummy. I'm going to try this recipe.

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      dessertlover 7 years ago

      Amazing step-by-step instructions and it looks delicious. One of my fondest memories of Ireland is the red pepper tomato soup that I had at Bantry house. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Lensrolled ya to my Cheesy Potato Stoup lens (

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Wow, your recipe sounds delicious. It's amazing the taste difference when peppers are roasted. This recipe is my next rainy day soup recipe. Thanks1

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      kt_glasses 7 years ago

      Great recipe! It looks so delicious!

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      Viola Horne 7 years ago

      I can't wait to try it but I see carrots in the instructions and pictures but not in the list of ingredients. Can you add it? I just started a lens with my homemade recipes, too at Check it out!

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      LouisaDembul 7 years ago

      I will definitely try this one, you combine two of my favourite vegs! Nice pictures too!

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      Paula Morgan 7 years ago from Sydney Australia

      love the step by step pictures

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      Sensitive Fern 7 years ago

      This sounds delicious and I love the step by step pictures!

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      Bus Stop Toy Shop 7 years ago

      No, but I like the idea of yours - looks very tasty!

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      June Parker 7 years ago from New York

      This recipe looks delicious! Excellent step-by-step directions. Another excellent way to use up excess peppers and tomatoes from the garden! I have lensrolled you to my Hawaiian Style Portuguese Bean Soup lens and added it to my faves. Good job!

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      sheilamarie78 7 years ago

      This sounds great! I love your step by step directions. And I enjoy your photos, too. They bring a touch of reality to your process. It always makes me feel bad when photos pretend nobody ever burns things (even when things are supposed to burn, like your peppers). Burning is one of my trademarks. (Oops! No one is supposed to know that!)

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      Lee Hansen 7 years ago from Vermont

      Mmmmm - this looks so yummy. Please add this recipe to the tomato recipes plexo at Delicious Dried Tomatoes. Faved!

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      ohcaroline 7 years ago

      It looks delightful!

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      hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass

      this looks wonderful! do you think i could use my abundance of cherry tomatoes from my garden?

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      Leanne Chesser 7 years ago

      Your roasted red pepper and tomato soup looks so good! I'll give this a try!

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      callinsky lm 7 years ago

      I will definitely have to try this soup. It looks like it is scrumptious. Thank you for sharing it, Lucy.

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      aishu19 7 years ago

      This sounds tempting..Might give it a try someday.