Chilled soups are just lovely in hot summers and autumn always calls for warming food. Either way, what better than a lovely bowl of our chargrilled red pepper and tomato soup? Hot or cold just don’t forget to top it with a good dose of Mega Omega tamari seeds. The pumpkin and sunﬂower seeds are full of zinc, which according to research studies, is a much-needed nutrient to stave off infections.
2 peppers (ideally red, orange or yellow)
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
500ml vegetable stock
1 onion, finely chopped
1 large clove of garlic
finely chopped 1 bay leaf
1 tsp of coconut oil or butter
sea salt and black pepper
Mega Omega tamari seeds to serve
Natural yogurt and fresh parsley to serve (optional)
To chargrill the peppers, preheat a grill. Chop the peppers by slicing them lengthways down all 4 sides. This should produce 4 flat pieces. Cut the bottom and top off to form a further two flat pieces. Put the pepper pieces on a baking sheet, skin side up and grill until the skin has blackened and blistered. The idea is to char the skin but not to burn the peppers. This step sweetens the peppers slightly so don’t skip it.
Allow the peppers to cool then peel off and discard the charred skin. Heat the coconut oil or butter over medium heat, add the chopped onions and cook until softened (5-10 minutes). Add the garlic, season the mixture well with black pepper and sea salt and cook for a further minute.
Stir in the chopped tomato, add the pepper pieces and vegetable stock, stir well and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low/medium and cook the soup for 20-30 minutes until it reduces in volume somewhat. Take the soup off the heat, season again with black pepper and sea salt and blend using a stick blender.
To serve, divide the soup between two bowls, top with a swirl of yogurt, some torn parsley and a handful of Mega Omega tamari Munchy Seeds! If warm serve immediately or place in fridge for several hours – or overnight – and serve as above the following day over some ice.
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