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!

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Ingredients

(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

Directions

  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.
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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! :-)

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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!

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

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

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4 Anonymous December 4, 2009 at 10:17 AM

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

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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.

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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.

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7 Erica December 4, 2009 at 7:01 PM

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

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

Delicious Erica! This is my favorite soup combination!

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9 Ivy December 4, 2009 at 3:30 PM

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

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10 Sophie December 4, 2009 at 4:19 PM

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

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

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

Oh this recipe sounds great!

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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:)

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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.

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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…

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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.

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

This looks so delicious….and comforting.

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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

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18 Gloria December 4, 2009 at 11:52 PM

Erica this soup look amazing and tasty! besooss

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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!

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20 Erica December 5, 2009 at 7:37 AM

Thank you all :)

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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!

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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.

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23 Danielle December 8, 2009 at 12:59 AM

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

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24 Soma December 15, 2009 at 9:37 PM

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

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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!

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