Tomato and Roasted Pepper Soup (Sopa de Tomate y Pimentón)

by Erica Dinho on December 4, 2009

Tomate SoupLast week while in my recipes think tank, better known as my bed, while trying to fall a sleep I was thinking of what kind of soup could I make for lunch the next day. This soup needed to be one that my vegetarian husband could eat and that I would enjoy too. This was not an easy task as there are not a lot soups that I enjoy that don’t contain meat, poultry or seafood!

I’ve wanted to make tomato soup for a while now. This is one of the soups I disliked, sorry HATED, the most as a little girl, but I wanted to try my own version to see if I like it now. Well, adding the roasted pepper turned out to be an excellent idea and this Tomate and Roasted Pepper Soup was born. It was absolutely delicious.

Buen Apetito!



(4-6 servings)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 cups canned dice tomatoes
  • 1 small roasted pepper, diced
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 vegetable bouillon tablet
  • ¼ cup chopped basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream


  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes or until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes more.
  2. Add the tomatoes and red pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Add the water, vegetable bouillon tablet, basil, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper. Simmer for 25 to 30 minutes over medium-low heat.
  3. Transfer the soup to a blender or use an immersion blender and puree until smooth. Transfer the soup back to the pot and bring to a boil. Remove from the stove and add the heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper if necessary and serve hot.
If you like this page, you can say thanks by sharing it :-)

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Stephanie December 4, 2009 at 9:25 AM

Thanks for posting this recipe! My husband has told me soooo many times how much he loved this soup when he was a kid in Bogota! Now I can make it for him just like his mom and grandma used to! :-)


2 Barbara December 4, 2009 at 9:48 AM

Must confess I’ve never made tomato soup from scratch. I’m intrigued with your recipe and now that we’re having cooler weather, it’s the perfect time to try it!


3 Angie@Angie's Recipes December 4, 2009 at 9:58 AM

I would love this soup too! It seems quite easy to prepare..


4 Anonymous December 4, 2009 at 10:17 AM

Soup looks really inviting..Perfect for the weather here :)


5 Devon December 4, 2009 at 11:14 AM

This is the season for soups and I am looking for options for my vegan month. This soup minus the cream should work great.


6 Jane December 4, 2009 at 3:16 PM

I’m a first timer to your blog and everything looks delicious. I am a soup lover, make soup several times a week. My story is the reverse of yours. I grew up in the Northeast US and moved to Venezuela with my Maracucho husband.
The other night I was craving a different soup and ended up making sweet potato and red pepper. It was delicious, especially with a slice of my mother-in-laws pie de acelgas. I’m sure I’ll be back to see what you’re posting.


7 Erica December 4, 2009 at 7:01 PM

Jane- Thank you so much for your comment! I hope you come back again :)


8 Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen December 4, 2009 at 3:17 PM

Delicious Erica! This is my favorite soup combination!


9 Ivy December 4, 2009 at 3:30 PM

I’ve never made tomato soup before but looks inviting.


10 Sophie December 4, 2009 at 4:19 PM

I also think what I am going to make the next day , my bed!

haha,… Your soup is a real winner! Yum! I so love the deep red coulour!! Very Christmassy!


11 Simply Life December 4, 2009 at 4:59 PM

Oh this recipe sounds great!


12 sangeetha December 4, 2009 at 5:14 PM

What a beautiful photo…Soups looks very inviting.. this recipe is calling my name. I just love the color and flavors! Thanks for sharing:)


13 Oysterculture December 4, 2009 at 6:26 PM

Looks delicious, funny how your tastes change as an adult – I hated tomato soup too, but I think its because it was from a can. Now I love making tomato based soups, and this one sounds delicious with the addition of roasted pepper.


14 Chef E December 4, 2009 at 8:35 PM

Soup is on my top favs list, and the color of this is so brilliant! I also like, and expect any less of your wonderful food, the tortilla strips…I would like a bowl…


15 Christine @ Fresh Local and Best December 4, 2009 at 9:01 PM

This looks like a fabulous soup, I like all the spices and herbs you added.


16 Baking is my Zen December 4, 2009 at 10:15 PM

This looks so delicious….and comforting.


17 Kim December 4, 2009 at 11:00 PM

I love how you called your bed your “recipe think tank”. So cute! I love any version on tomato soup, especially with a grilled cheese sandwich :D


18 Gloria December 4, 2009 at 11:52 PM

Erica this soup look amazing and tasty! besooss


19 Natasha - 5 Star Foodie December 5, 2009 at 12:06 AM

Sounds wonderful and I love the combination of tomatoes and roasted peppers here!


20 Erica December 5, 2009 at 7:37 AM

Thank you all :)


21 Barbara Bakes December 5, 2009 at 10:08 AM

Love the contrast of the gorgeous red soup with the white bowl! It looks delicious!


22 Chris December 5, 2009 at 10:53 AM

I think if my wife turned vegetarian, she might starve, because I don’t know if I could stop using meats:)

Great looking soup, a cookbook worthy photograph and plating. I bet the pepper added a nice smokiness to the soup.


23 Danielle December 8, 2009 at 12:59 AM

i love tomato soup and the addition of roasted pepper….sounds wonderful!


24 Soma December 15, 2009 at 9:37 PM

This is very my kinda soup, lovely flavors and sun burst colors.


25 Beatriz from NJ September 26, 2010 at 6:55 PM

Erica: Thank you so much for providing this recipe.

I made it today as part of a a welcome dinner for my parents visiting from FL & my aunt visiting from Colombia (they’re driving up & are due to get here in about an hour or 2).

I was starving & could not wait, so I had some ;-) OMG! It is so delicious! I poured a little balsamic vinaigrette when plating & it is to die for.

I can’t wait til they get here so we can feast!

FYI: I’ve come to rely on ur website pretty often. I used ur pollo asado recipe as well as ur Torta de 3 Leches for tonight’s dinner too. I’ve made these 2 previously & both have been a hit.

Keep the great work & keep those recipes coming. Having recipes to refer too makes it so much easier to cook like my mom does!


Leave a Comment

+ 2 = 6


Previous post:

Next post: